Nanotechnology Application in Reservoir Geomechanics

Fracture propagation starts at the molecular scale. Failure initiates at weakly bonded sites, generally between crystals or grains of the structure. Fracture propagation follows weakly bond elements in the structure (various scales from the grain scale to the jointed rock mass scale) and the work aspects of propagation are dominated by the stress distributions in the field and the local fracture toughness. The purpose of this course is to learn basics of Nanotechnology and its application to model the fracture propagation of hard rocks based on Molecular Dynamic Modelling point of view.

Course contents: 

1- Fundamentals of Nanotechnology

2 -Nanotechnology Tools

3 - Advanced Molecular Dynamic Modelling of Brittle Rocks

Life cycle Impact Assessment

Life cycle assessment (LCA) is one of the tools used primarily for environmental impact assessment of different products and services throughout their life cycle stages (ISO 14040, 2006). The purpose of this course is to introduce the life cycle assessment concept and tools. The participants will learn the steps involved in conducting an LCA of a product system and complete a simple life cycle assessment.

Infrastructure Asset Management

Asset management is the “systematic and coordinated activities and practice which an organization optimally and sustainability manages its assets, their associated performance, risks and expenditures over their life cycles for the purposes of achieving its organizational strategic plan”. The purpose of this course is to review various asset management tools and to develop the skills and knowledge needs of asset management specialists, middle and senior managers who have responsibility for the financial, capital, and operational management of municipal public assets.

Non-Destructive Testing -Surface Wave Analysis  - Displacement Measurement with Laser Vibrometer

One of the main hot topics in Non-destructive testing is ultrasonic surface wave analysis. This course contains the basic of ultrasonic surface waves analysis method for discontinuity detection of any material and the application of displacement measurement using Laser Vibrometer for surface wave analysis.