Rock Mechanics

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The Rock Mechanics group at the department of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology (LIH) focuses on understanding the rock mass behaviour through multi-disciplinary laboratory/in-situ methods applied to different areas including underground excavation and slope stability. In-depth rock mass characterization is carried out through use of remote sensing methods (photogrammetry and laser scanning) integrated with Discrete Fracture Network (DFN) and advanced numerical modelling.



Pooya Hamdi

Leader of the research group


+49 241 80-97130



Current projects Rock Mechanics

Feasibility study for the Einstein telescope in the Euregio Meuse-Rhine (E-TEST)

Understanding Failure Mechanism of Non-Persistent Discontinuities Using 3D-Printed Synthetic Rock Mass

Progressive Excavation Disturbance Zone Evolution during and Post Mine-by Tunnelling (PRECODE)

Cyclic Processes related to Underground Pumped Storage Power Plants (UPSP)

Seismic Hazard Assessment of the Lower Rhine Embayment for Deep Geothermal Energy Utilization (SIEGFRIED)