TS Tectonics and Structural Geology
The 2022 Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award is awarded to Luigi Massaro for the poster/PICO entitled:
New granular rock-analogue materials for simulation of multi-scale fault and fracture processes (Massaro, L.; Adam, J.; Jonade, E.; Yamada, Y.)
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Luigi Massaro is a final-year PhD student at Royal Holloway, University of London. During his PhD, they developed a new Granular Rock-Analogue Material (GRAM) to enable the simulation of multi-scale fault and fracture processes in dynamically scaled experiments.
The model resolution provided by this new material allowed the investigation of tectonic processes at the outcrop scale, with 1 cm in the model corresponding to 10 m in the natural system. The simulation at this scale can improve the understanding of the deformation processes characterising the fault damage zone.