On June 16th, 2016, Dr. Giovanni Grasselli engaged members of the Etobicoke Chapter of PEO in an informative discussion about tunneling and fracturing through geomechanical modelling. Dr. Grasselli discussed his experience in the field, the benefits of FDEM technology, as well as its applications in industry. The Etobicoke Chapter would like to thank Dr. Graselli for his participation and insights on the subject.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Giovanni Grasselli is Associate Professor and Foundation CMG Research Chair in Fundamental Petroleum Rock Physics and Rock Mechanics at the University of Toronto. His research focuses on hybrid finite-discrete element (FDEM) numerical technology, experimental visualization techniques and geomechanics principles applied to the study of tunneling and hydraulic fracturing. He received the prestigious ISRM Rocha Medal (2004) for best thesis worldwide in rock mechanics and supervised a Rocha Medal winner (2015).