Confirmation seminar presented by Achini Ranasinghe.

Hydraulic fracturing is a widely utilized technique with a diverse range of applications that plays a significant role in modern energy and resource extraction industries. A vital aspect of hydraulic fracturing is the determination of the breakdown pressure, a fundamental parameter affecting the success, and efficiency of the process. Although there are numerous breakdown models to estimate this critical pressure, most of them focus solely on mechanical loading factors, disregarding the influence of temperature variations. This study aims to develop a framework that includes both thermal and mechanical loading effects to provide a more accurate and holistic representation of the damage incurred during hydraulic fracturing in high-temperature environments.


About Confirmation Seminars

The purpose of the confirmation milestone is to ensure that the candidate receives appropriate feedback in relation to the viability and progress of the thesis project and that the resources required to complete the program of research within the recommended timeframe are available. It is also an opportunity to ensure that the candidate has demonstrated the capacity and capability to successfully complete the thesis in a timely manner.


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