Numerical Geomechnics Research Group

Dr. Andreas Eckert

Associate Professor
Petroleum Engineering
Department of Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering
Missouri University of Science and Technology,
Rolla, MO 65409 
Our research group is focused on the numerical simulation of geomechanical processes on various scales. Numerical methods such as 2D and 3D finite element analysis are utilized to simulate in situ stress conditions in order to investigate specific geomechanical aspects and their influences on geologic processes and engineering applications.

Research areas include:
  • Numerical simulation of buckle folding
  • Numerical simulation of rock fabric evolution
  • Fracture initiation
  • Salt tectonics
  • Deformation bands
  • Wellbore and reservoir geomechanics 
3D stress distribution of a periclinal buckle fold.