The Wild and Wonderful Adventures of Applying Rock Mechanics to Volcanology

Activity: Talk or presentation Invited talk


The study of volcanology is traditionally covered by experimental volcanology, field volcanology, geochemistry, rheology, geophysics and analytical modelling. Recent developments have consisted of applying rock mechanics and rock engineering techniques to volcanology, including field, laboratory and numerical modelling techniques. This abstract highlights how laboratory experiments focussing on strength, stiffness and permeability have demonstrated the complexity of volcanic rocks. This abstract also presents how these laboratory results have been used to develop conceptual models of volcanic processes, which can help with decision making regarding volcano monitoring and hazard assessment.
Period8 Aug 202210 Aug 2022
Event title22nd Canadian Rock Mechanics Symposium
Event typeConference
LocationKingston, Canada, OntarioShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational