Microseismic imaging is an important technology for tracking fracture creation and reactivation of pre-existing fractures occurring during various industrial operations, particularly hydraulic fracture treatments of unconventional reservoirs. Often microseismic locations are used to interpret the fracture geometry, although additional insights into the fracture deformations can also be extracted through source characterization.
This lecture covers the IMA Industrial Program and includes discussion of case studies, including business analytics, mathematical finance, systems biology, oil discovery and extraction, manufacturing, robotics, and communications and transportation
Paul Patrone (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities)
In the aerospace composites industry, bringing new, high-performance materials to the market is critical to the maintaining an edge over competitors. However, materials development is a painfully slow process, and it can take upwards of 20 years before the discovery of a material and its first appearance in commercial grade applications. In recent years, there is an increasing desire to use atomistic-scale simulations to speed up the development process by rapidly exploring the properties of untested or novel materials.