Giovanni Grasselli

Professor

NSERC - Energi Simulation Industrial Research Chair in Fundamental Rock Physics and Rock Mechanics

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Background

Professor Giovanni Grasselli is the NSERC-Energi Simulation Industrial Research Chair in Fundamental Rock Physics and Rock Mechanics. His work is concentrated in examining the development of rock fractures under a range of thermohydro-mechanical conditions. This involves fundamental lab studies using x-ray tomography, and advanced numerical modelling using hybrid finite element discrete element methods (fem-dem). Professor Grasselli’s lab is equipped with state of the art field measurement tools including the aforementioned point load tester, Schmidt hammer, and 3D laser scanner for rock fracture mapping.

By combining fundamental principles of rock physics and rock mechanics with seismic imaging, his research will help in the development of technology for smarter, unconventional petroleum production, while reducing environmental impacts and contributing towards safer field operations.


Website of my research group

Publications

Research Interests

Hydraulic fracturing

Rock mechanics

Influence of fractures on the hydro-mechanical behavior of rockmasses

Flow and transport in fractured porous media

Rock physics visualization techniques (i.e., x-ray microCT, confocal microscopy)

Mining survey & 3D visualization

Rock supports

Teaching

Course CodeTitle & DescriptionSessionDay(s)Start TimeEndSection
CIV1429H
Fall 2018Thursday9:0012:00101

News Mentions

Bryan Tatone addresses the 2016 Lassonde Research Day

CivE alumnus wins international Rocha Medal in rock mechanics

Prestigious award is the ultimate prize in rock mechanics for young researchers, putting two graduates and one faculty member on the map Bryan Tatone (CivE PhD 1T4) has been named the 2017 recipient of the international Rocha Medal, the most prestigious award a student can receive for rock mechanics research. Tatone is the second student… Read more »

Professor Giovanni Grasselli, left, with FCMG President Duke Anderson in October 2015. (Courtesy: FCMG)

University of Toronto’s Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering announces establishment of the Foundation CMG Research Chair in Fundamental Petroleum Rock Physics and Rock Mechanics

  Story originally appeared on U of T News Toronto, ON – University of Toronto Professor Giovanni Grasselli, of the Department of Civil Engineering, has been named the inaugural holder of the Foundation CMG Industrial Research Chair in Fundamental Petroleum Rock Physics and Rock Mechanics. Professor Grasselli is joining 12 chairs at 12 universities, including… Read more »

Contact

Giovanni Grasselli
Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering
University of Toronto
35 St. George St.
Toronto, Ontario
Canada, M5S 1A4

 

Room GB327

Tel: 416-978-0125
Fax: 416-978-6813

giovanni.grasselli@utoronto.ca