Sunday, 24 June
Jay Melosh, Purdue University
Dynamic Fragmentation, Asteroid Impacts and Meteorites from Mars.
This lecture presents fundamental discoveries about how rocks break under high strain rates and at planetary size scales.
Monday Morning, 25 June
Paul Young, University of Toronto
Rock Fracture Dynamics and Induced Seismicity
The research described in this talk utilizes unique experimental rock deformation and geophysical imaging instrumentation at the University of Toronto to simulate in the laboratory true 3D stress, thermal and fluid conditions in the Earth to study dynamic rock fracture and induced seismicity.
Monday, 25 June
Luis D. Alfaro, Panama Canal Authority
The Panama Canal Expansion
This presentation gives a description of the main structures of the Panama Canal, the drivers for expanding the Canal, details on the various components of the Canal Expansion Program, and the status of the work performed to date. The presentation also highlights how developments in rock mechanics have had a significant impact on this major undertaking.
Tuesday Morning, 26 June
John Rudnicki, Northwestern University
Formation and Extension of Localized Compaction in Porous Sandstones
This talk summarizes laboratory and field observations of compaction bands and discusses theoretical results for their formation and extension.
Wednesday Morning, 27 June
Paul La Pointe, Golder Associates, Inc.
This talk illustrates how rock is characterized from its fractures, and how rock mass behavior is controlled by its fractures.