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Development of novel, low-carbon ground engineering technologies. Development of low viscosity injectable grouts for ground barrier formation and ground improvement The hydro-mechanical controls on fluid flow through geological structures, including faults

20042023
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Research Output 2004 2019

2019

An X-ray CT study of miniature clay sample preparation techniques

Ibeh, C., Pedrotti, M., Tarantino, A. & Lunn, R., 25 Jun 2019, In : E3S Web of Conferences. 92, 6 p., 01004.

Research output: Contribution to journalConference Contribution

Open Access
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sample preparation
Clay
Soils
disturbance
clay
1 Citation (Scopus)
Core samples
hardening
tomography
Tomography
Hardening
11 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
Hydroxyapatite
Radioisotopes
Concretes
Adsorption
Contamination
plate boundary
Wall rock
Clay
Rocks
Chemical analysis
6 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
reactive transport
Carbonates
porous medium
carbonate
simulation

Do deformation bands influence CO2 storage?

Romano, C., Minto, J., Garing, C., Zahasky, C., Benson, S. M., Shipton, Z. & Lunn, R., 8 May 2019, (Unpublished).

Research output: Contribution to conferenceOther

Fault fictions: systematic biases in the conceptualization of fault zones

Shipton, Z. K., Roberts, J. J., Comrie, E. L., Kremer, Y., Lunn, R. J. & Caine, J. S., 15 Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Geological Society Special Publications.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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fault zone
communication
Communication
Geology
Dynamical systems

Fault Fictions: cognitive biases in the conceptualization of fault zones

Shipton, Z. K., Roberts, J. J., Comrie, E. L., Kremer, Y., Lunn, R. J. & Caine, J. S., 12 Sep 2019, In : Geological Society Special Publications.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

fault zone
communication
Communication
Geology
Dynamical systems
1 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
Tomography
Soils
X rays
Clay
Mica
3 Downloads (Pure)

Micro-continuum modelling of injection strategies for microbially induced carbonate precipitation

Minto, J. M., El Mountassir, G. & Lunn, R. J., 25 Jun 2019, E3S Web of Conferences: 7th International Symposium on Deformation Characteristics of Geomaterials (IS-Glasgow 2019) . Tarantino, A. & Ibraim, E. (eds.). [Bloomsbury], Vol. 92. 5 p. 11019

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution book

Open Access
File
Reaction kinetics
Transport properties
Carbonates
Bacteria
Costs
1 Citation (Scopus)

Mini thief zones: subcentimeter sedimentary features enhance fracture connectivity in shales

McCay, A. T., Shipton, Z. K., Lunn, R. J. & Gale, J. F., 30 Apr 2019, In : American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin. 103, 4, p. 951-971 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

sedimentary feature
fluid flow
connectivity
shale
Flow of fluids
3 Downloads (Pure)

The effect of clay water content in the Jet Erosion Test

Beber, R., Tarantino, A., Pedrotti, M. & Lunn, R., 25 Jun 2019, In : E3S Web of Conferences. 92, 6 p., 02016.

Research output: Contribution to journalConference Contribution

Open Access
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Embankments
Water content
Erosion
embankment
Clay
1 Downloads (Pure)

Validation of fault seal mechanisms in the Timor sea: an outcrop and subsurface perspective

Murray, T., Power, W., Sosio de Rosar, S., Shipton, Z. & Lunn, R., 8 Sep 2019. 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
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Seals
Hydrocarbons
Membranes
Water
Rocks
2018
1 Citation (Scopus)
12 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
Sediments
Clay
sediment
Rocks
clay
4 Citations (Scopus)
12 Downloads (Pure)

Applications of microbial processes in geotechnical engineering

El Mountassir, G., Minto, J. M., van Paassen, L. A., Salifu, E. & Lunn, R. J., 1 Sep 2018, Advances in Applied Microbiology. Gadd, G. & Sariaslani, S. (eds.). 1st ed. Vol. 104. 58 p. (Advances in Applied Microbiology).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Open Access
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Geotechnical engineering
geotechnical engineering
Carbonates
carbonate
ground improvement
2 Citations (Scopus)
2 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
ground improvement
Silica gel
gel
silica
Silica
1 Citation (Scopus)
10 Downloads (Pure)

Could magnetic properties be used to image a grouted rock volume?

Lunn, R. J., Corson, L. T., Howell, C., El Mountassir, G., Reid, C. & Harley, S. L., 31 Aug 2018, In : Journal of Applied Geophysics. 155, p. 162-175 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
grout
Grouting
magnetic property
grouting
Magnetic properties
18 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
recording
background noise
signal-to-noise ratio
Signal to noise ratio
signal to noise ratios

Magnetic grout detection method and system

Lunn, R. J., El Mountassir, G. & Harley, S. L., 6 Jun 2018, Patent No. EP3137688, Priority date 2 May 2014, Priority No. GB20140007796

Research output: Patent

5 Citations (Scopus)
21 Downloads (Pure)

'Microbial mortar'- restoration of degraded marble structures with microbially induced carbonate precipitation

Minto, J. M., Tan, Q., Lunn, R. J., El Mountassir, G., Guo, H. & Cheng, X., 20 Aug 2018, In : Construction and Building Materials. 180, p. 44-54 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Marble
Calcium Carbonate
Carbonates
Mortar
Restoration
3 Citations (Scopus)
16 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
fracture aperture
calcite
Rocks
Hydraulics
hydraulics
8 Downloads (Pure)

The DISTINCTIVE university consortium: structural integrity

Lunn, R., Hamilton, A., Pedrotti, M., Bots, P., Wong, C., El Mountassir, G., Renshaw, J., Maddalena, R., Zhao, C., Sun, L., Stolkin, R., Fairweather, M., Tovey, L., Boxall, C., Hriljac, J., Hyatt, N., Kaltsoyannis, N., Lee, W., Read, D. & Scott, T., 19 Jun 2018, 44th Annual Waste Management Conference (WM2018) : Nuclear and Industrial Robotics, Remote Systems and Other Emerging Technology. Tempe, Arizona, p. 6195-6209 15 p. 18272

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution book

Open Access
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engineering
decommissioning
infrastructure
immobilization
physical science
8 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
Groundwater flow
Biomarkers
Groundwater
Rocks
Lakes
2017
4 Citations (Scopus)
83 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
grout
Groundwater
Analytical models
penetration
Grouting
46 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
relative humidity
sensor
monitoring
bentonite
swelling
7 Citations (Scopus)
81 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
Multiphase flow
multiphase flow
Sandstone
Seals
Carbonates
2016
32 Downloads (Pure)

Balancing our energy portfolio

Lunn, R., 31 Mar 2016, In : The Journal of the Foundation for Science and Technology. 21, 7, p. 36-38 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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power plant
electricity
coal-fired power plant
Electricity
nuclear power plant
58 Downloads (Pure)

Enlightening the European Debate: Environment, Energy and Climate

Smith, P., Lunn, R. J. & Roberts, J. J., 9 Jun 2016, Edinburgh. 8 p. (Enlightening the European Debate)

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Open Access
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climate
energy
environmental policy
EU
energy policy
1 Citation (Scopus)
72 Downloads (Pure)

Impact of mechanical heterogeneity on joint density in a welded ignimbrite

Soden, A. M., Lunn, R. J. & Shipton, Z. K., 31 Aug 2016, In : Journal of Structural Geology. 89, p. 118-129 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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ignimbrite
geometry
hydrothermal fluid
fluid flow
mechanical property
169 Downloads (Pure)

Increasing the quality of seismic interpretation

Macrae, E. J., Bond, C. E., Shipton, Z. K. & Lunn, R. J., 31 Aug 2016, In : Interpretation. 4, 3, p. T395-T402 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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geological time
temporal evolution
environmental risk
safety
communicating
23 Citations (Scopus)
144 Downloads (Pure)

Rock fracture grouting with microbially induced carbonate precipitation

Minto, J. M., MacLachlan, E., El Mountassir, G. & Lunn, R. J., 20 Dec 2016, In : Water Resources Research. 52, 11, p. 8827-8844 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Grouting
Calcium carbonate
grouting
calcium carbonate
Carbonates
2015
5 Citations (Scopus)
113 Downloads (Pure)

A mechanism for bentonite buffer erosion in a fracture with a naturally varying aperture

Reid, C., Lunn, R., El Mountassir, G. & Tarantino, A., 1 Nov 2015, In : Mineralogical Magazine. 79, 6, p. 1485-1494 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Bentonite
accessory mineral
bentonite
Minerals
Erosion

Magnetic grout detection system

Lunn, R., El Mountassir, G. & Howell, C. P., 5 Nov 2015, Priority date 2 May 2014, Priority No. 1407796.0

Research output: Patent

3 Citations (Scopus)
177 Downloads (Pure)

MEMS sensor-based monitoring system for engineered geological disposal facilities

Yang, W., Lunn, R. & Tarantino, A., 1 Nov 2015, In : Mineralogical Magazine. 79, 6, p. 1475-1483 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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monitoring system
sensor
Atmospheric humidity
Monitoring
Bentonite

Options for Scotland's energy future

Lunn, R., Boswell, P., Conn, I. & Haywood, G., 22 Oct 2015

Research output: Other contribution

Options for Scotland's Gas Future

Lunn, R., 30 Jun 2015, Edinburgh. 20 p. (Advice Paper BP15–01)

Research output: Book/ReportOther report

Gases
Energy security
Industry
Health
Electricity
11 Citations (Scopus)
177 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
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Automatic Data Processing
Anxiety
Decision Making
Salmonella
Perceived usefulness
2014
10 Citations (Scopus)
162 Downloads (Pure)

Brittle structures focused on subtle crustal heterogeneities: implications for flow in fractured rocks

Soden, A. M., Shipton, Z. K., Lunn, R. J., Pytharouli, S. I., Kirkpatrick, J. D., do Nascimento, A. F. & Bezerra, F. H. R., Jul 2014, In : Journal of the Geological Society. 171, 4, p. 509-524 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Rocks
rock
Spatial distribution
Confined flow
host rock
24 Citations (Scopus)
76 Downloads (Pure)

Hydrodynamic coupling in microbially mediated fracture mineralization: formation of self-organized groundwater flow channels

El Mountassir, G., Lunn, R. J., Moir, H. & MacLachlan, E., 25 Feb 2014, In : Water Resources Research. 50, 1, p. 1-16 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Groundwater flow
groundwater flow
Minerals
Hydrodynamics
hydrodynamics
206 Downloads (Pure)

Radioactive metals disposal and recycling impact modelling

Kemp, N. W., Lunn, R. J., Belton, V. & Kockar, I., 2014, Transactions of the European Nuclear Society Conference . Belgium, p. 519-528 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution book

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Recycling
recycling
metal
Metals
modeling
2013
4 Citations (Scopus)

Distant off-fault damage and gold mineralization: the impact of rock heterogeneity

Moir, H., Lunn, R., Micklethwaite, S. & Shipton, Z., 26 Nov 2013, In : Tectonophysics. 608, p. 461-467 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

gold
Gold
Rocks
rocks
mineralization
25 Citations (Scopus)
171 Downloads (Pure)

Scale-dependent influence of pre-existing basement shear zones on rift faulting: a case study from NE Brazil

Kirkpatrick, J., Bezerra, H., Shipton, Z., do Nascimento, A., Pytharouli, S., Lunn, R. & Soden, A., Mar 2013, In : Journal of the Geological Society. 170, 2, p. 237 –247 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

File
shear zone
faulting
foliation
rifting
wave splitting
2 Citations (Scopus)
352 Downloads (Pure)

Use of bacterial ureolysis for improved gelation of silica sol in rock grouting

MacLachlan, E. C., El Mountassir, G. & Lunn, R., Oct 2013, In : Geotechnique Letters. 3, 4, p. 180–184 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Grouting
Gelation
grouting
Sols
Gels
2012
45 Citations (Scopus)

What makes an expert effective at interpreting seismic images?

Bond, C. E., Lunn, R. J., Shipton, Z. K. & Lunn, A. D., Jan 2012, In : Geology. 40, 1, p. 75-78 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

industry
hydrocarbon exploration
oil industry
waste disposal
radioactive waste
2011
18 Citations (Scopus)

Microseismicity illuminates open fractures in the shallow crust

Pytharouli, S., Lunn, R., Shipton, Z., Kirkpatrick, J. & do Nascimento, A., 29 Jan 2011, In : Geophysical Research Letters. 38, 5 p., L02402.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

crusts
crust
radioactive wastes
hydraulics
radioactive waste
2010
575 Citations (Scopus)

A review of recent developments concerning the structure, mechanics and fluid flow properties of fault zones

Faulkner, D., Jackson, C., Lunn, R., Schlische, R. W., Shipton, Z., Wibberley, C. & Withjack, M. O., Nov 2010, In : Journal of Structural Geology. 32, 11, p. 1557-1575 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

mechanics
fluid flow
fault zone
continental crust
crust
26 Citations (Scopus)

Flood perception and mitigation: the role of severity, agency and experience in the purchase of flood protection, and the communication of flood information

Soane, E., Schubert, I., Challenor, P., Lunn, R., Narandran, S. & Pollard, S., Dec 2010, In : Environment and Planning A. 42, 12, p. 3023-3038 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

purchase
natural disaster
mitigation
flooding
communication
12 Citations (Scopus)

Simulating brittle fault evolution from networks of pre-existing joints within crystalline rock

Moir, H., Lunn, R. J., Shipton, Z. & Kirkpatrick, J., Nov 2010, In : Journal of Structural Geology. 32, 11, p. 1742-1752 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

crystalline rock
stress field
fault zone
geometry
damage