I am interested in understanding the impact of anthropogenic activities on the seismic hazards that they might pose for infrastructure and loss of lives. There are a number of human related subsurface activities that might induce earthquakes, such as wastewater disposal, CO2 storage, oil and gas production and the impoundment of large reservoirs.... Read more about Josimar Alves da Silva
I work on mechanics-based structural restoration. Restoration consists in recovering paleo-geometries of geological structures through time. Restoration has many applications: knowledge of the paleo-structures, strain/stress quantification, determination of fracture areas, validation of structural interpretations, etc. Several methods have been being developed since the beginning of the previous century, first based on geometrical and kinematic assumptions, and more recently on geomechanical rules.
My work consists in developing a restoration software based on geomechanics and in applying it on geological case studies. The tool I am developing is RINGMecha (http://www.ring-team.org/software/ring-libraries/44-ringmecha). The final aims are to determine the validity of this restoration method for geomechanical analysis, and to compare it to other restoration methods.