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Below, you will find a list of publications relating to research activities conducted in the BedrettoLab. As data will be acquired and publications written they will progressively be published below. The data sets which are made publicly available will also be published here.

Journal Contributions

Conference Contributions


Working Papers/Reports

Research Data

Other Publications

Hydraulic stimulation and fluid circulation experiments in underground laboratories: Stepping up the scale towards engineered geothermal systems

Gischig, Valentin S.; Giardini, Domenico; Amann, Florian; Hertrich, Marian; Krietsch, Hannes; Loew, Simon; Maurer, Hansruedi; Villiger, Linus; Wiemer, Stefan; Bethmann, Falko; Brixel, Bernard; Doetsch, Joseph; Gholizadeh Doonechaly, Nima; Driesner, Thomas; Dutler, Nathan; Evans, Keith F.; Jalali, Mohammadreza; Jordan, David; Kittilä, Anniina; Ma, Xiaodong; Meier, Peter; Nejati, Morteza; Obermann, Anne; Plenkers, Katrin; Saar, Martin O.; Shakas, Alexis; Valley, Benoît

Size effect in true mode II fracturing of rocks: Theory and experiment

Bahrami, Bahador; Ghouli, Saeid; Nejati, Morteza; Ayatollahi, Majid Reza; Driesner, Thomas

Geology along the Bedretto tunnel: kinematic and geochronological constraints on the evolution of the Gotthard Massif (Central Alps)

Rast, Markus; Galli, Andrea; Ruh, Jonas B.; Guillong, Marcel; Madonna, Claudio

Estimating the Least Principal Stress in a Granitic Rock Mass: Systematic Mini-Frac Tests and Elaborated Pressure Transient Analysis

Bröker, Kai; Ma, Xiaodong

True Mode III Fracturing of Rocks: An Axially Double-Edge Notched Brazilian Disk Test

Bahrami, Bahador; Nejati, Morteza; Ayatollahi, Majid Reza; Driesner, Thomas

Multi-Disciplinary Monitoring Networks for Mesoscale Underground Experiments: Advances in the Bedretto Reservoir Project

Plenkers, Katrin; Reinicke, Andreas; Obermann, Anne; Gholizadeh Doonechaly, Nima; Krietsch, Hannes; Fechner, Thomas; Hertrich, Marian; Kontar, Karam; Maurer, Hansruedi; Philipp, Joachim; Rinderknecht, Beat; Volksdorf, Manuel; Giardini, Domenico; Wiemer, Stefan

Multi-disciplinary characterizations of the BedrettoLab – a new underground geoscience research facility

Ma, Xiaodong; Hertrich, Marian; Amann, Florian; Bröker, Kai; Gholizadeh Doonechaly, Nima; Gischig, Valentin; Hochreutener, Rebecca; Kaestli, Philipp; Krietsch, Hannes; Marti, Michele; Naegeli, Barbara; Nejati, Morteza; Obermann, Anne; Plenkers, Katrin; Rinaldi, Antonio P.; Shakas, Alexis; Villiger, Linus; Wenning, Quinn; Zappone, Alba Simona; Bethmann, Falko

Fault Zone Spatial Stress Variations in a Granitic Rock Mass: Revealed by Breakouts Within an Array of Boreholes

Zhang, Shihuai; Ma, Xiaodong; Bröker, Kai; van Limborgh, Rutger; Wenning, Quinn; Hertrich, Marian; Giardini, Domenico

Impact of injection rate ramp-up on nucleation and arrest of dynamic fault slip

Ciardo, Federico; Rinaldi, Antonio Pio

Earthquake doublet in Turkey and Syria

Dal Zilio, Luca; Ampuero, Jean-Paul

Subduction earthquake cycles controlled by episodic fluid pressure cycling

Dal Zilio, Luca; Gerya, Taras

Incorporating Full Elastodynamic Effects and Dipping Fault Geometries in Community Code Verification Exercises for Simulations of Earthquake Sequences and Aseismic Slip (SEAS)

Erickson, Brittany A.; Jiang, Junle; Lambert, Valère; Barbot, Sylvain D.; Abdelmeguid, Mohamed; Almquist, Martin; Ampuero, Jean-Paul; Ando, Ryosuke; Cattania, Camilla; Chen, Alexandre; Dal Zilio, Luca; Deng, Shuai; Dunham, Eric M.; Elbanna, Ahmed E.; Gabriel, Alice-Agnes; Harvey, Tobias W.; Huang, Yihe; Kaneko, Yoshihiro; Kozdon, Jeremy E.; Lapusta, Nadia; et al.

Harnessing the potential of digital twins in seismology

Dal Zilio, Luca; Giardini, Domenico; Carbonell, Ramon; Wiemer, Stefan

Laboratory simulation of fault reactivation by fluid injection and implications for induced seismicity at the BedrettoLab, Swiss Alps

Volpe, Giuseppe; Pozzi, Giacomo; Collettini, Cristiano; Spagnuolo, Elena; Achtziger-Zupančič, Peter; Zappone, Alba Simona; Aldega, Luca; Meier, M.A.; Giardini, Domenico; Cocco, Massimo

Modelling and inferring fracture curvature from borehole GPR data: A case study from the Bedretto Laboratory, Switzerland

Escallón Botero, Daniel; Shakas, Alexis; Maurer, Hansruedi

Permeability enhancement from a hydraulic stimulation imaged with Ground Penetrating Radar

Shakas, Alexis; Maurer, Hansruedi; Giertzuch, Peter-Lasse; Hertrich, Marian; Giardini, Domenico; Serbeto, Francisco; Meier, Peter

Bedretto Deep Underground Laboratory for Geoenergies - a new Interdisciplinary Research Facility

Hertrich, Marian; Gholizadeh Doonechaly, Nima; Krietsch, Hannes; Ma, Xiaodong; Nejati, Morteza; Plenkers, Katrin; Shakas, Alexis; Driesner, Thomas; Loew, Simon; Maurer, Hansruedi; Meier, Peter; Saar, Martin O.; Wiemer, Stefan; Giardini, Domenico

High-Resolution Seismo-hydromechnic Monitoring in Mesoscale Multi-stage Stimulation Experiment

Plenkers, Katrin; Krietsch, Hannes; Gischig, Valentin; Selvadurai, Paul Antony; Shakas, Alexis; Villiger, Linus; Hertrich, Marian; Giardini, Domenico; Maurer, Hansruedi

Field-Scale Characterization of Permeability-Stress Relationship in Bedretto Underground Laboratory in Switzerland

Gholizadeh Doonechaly, Nima; Ma, Xiaodong; Hertrich, Marian; Loew, Simon

The response of a fractured crystalline reservoir to natural pressure buildup: Experiment results from the Bedretto Lab

Shakas, Alexis; Gholizadeh Doonechaly, Nima; Hertrich, Marian; Wenning, Quinn; Maurer, Hansruedi; Brixel, Bernard; Zappone, Alba Simona; Rinaldi, Antonio Pio; Obermann, Anne; Ma, Xiaodong; Kaestli, Philipp; Linwood, Paul; Hochreutener, Rebecca; Wiemer, Stefan; Giardini, Domenico

Hydro-Geomechanical Observations During Multistage Hydraulic Stimulation at the Bedretto Underground Laboratory, Switzerland

Bröker, Kai; Ma, Xiaodong; Gholizadeh Doonechaly, Nima; Hertrich, Marian; Maurer, Hansruedi; Giardini, Domenico; Rinaldi, Antonio Pio; Clasen Repollés, Victor; Obermann, Anne; Wiemer, Stefan

Stress variations around a fault zone in a granitic rock mass: insights from breakout observations within an array of boreholes

Zhang, Shihuai; Ma, Xiaodong; Bröker, Kai; van Limborgh, Rutger; Wenning, Quinn; Hertrich, Marian; Giardini, Domenico

GPR imaging of fractures in the Bedretto Lab

Shakas, Alexis; Giertzuch, Peter-Lasse

Hydraulic Characterization of the Bedretto Underground Laboratory

Gholizadeh Doonechaly, Nima; Dutler, Nathan; Brixel, Bernard; Hertrich, Marian; Loew, Simon

Preliminary in situ stress and fractures characterization in the Bedretto Underground Laboratory, Swiss Alps: implications on hydraulic stimulation

Ma, Xiaodong; Gholizadeh Doonechaly, Nima; Hertrich, Marian; Gischig, Valentin; Klee, Gerd da Fontoura, Sérgio A.B.; Rocca, Ricardo J.; Pavón Mendoza, José

Bedretto Underground Laboratory for Geoenergies: Ongoing Activities and Future Opportunities

Plenkers, Katrin; Hertrich, Marian; Gholizadeh Doonechaly, Nima; Krietsch, Hannes; Ma, Xiaodong; Nejati, Morteza; Obermann, Anne; Reinicke, Andreas; Shakas, Alexis; Giardini, Domenico

Inducing shear slip in an underground laboratory: Workflow to constrain the full stress tensor demonstrated by application to the Bedretto Underground Laboratory

Ankush, Singh; Ma, Xiaodong; Zoback, Mark D.

Design of the seismic monitoring network for the stimulation experiments in the Bedretto Deep Underground Rock Laboratory

Hertrich, Marian; Villiger, Linus; Doetsch, Joseph; Obermann, Anne; Ma, Xiaodong; Gholizadeh Doonechaly, Nima

In situ stress characterization in the Bedretto Underground Laboratory: implications for induced slip of pre-existing fractures/faults

Ma, Xiaodong; Gholizadeh Doonechaly, Nima; Hertrich, Marian; Gischig, Valentin; Jordan, David

Constraining a geological model of a shear zone by combining geophysical borehole logging and GPR

Shakas, Alexis; Hertrich, Marian; Maurer, Hansruedi; Krietsch, Hannes


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Geological model selection for the Bedretto lab using gravity and magnetic observations

Houtsma, Fenna

Deep Alpine Fluids: Origin, pathways and dynamic remobilisation in response to hydraulic stimulations at the Bedretto Underground Laboratory for Geoenergies (BULGG)

Arnet, Moira

Hydraulic Backbone of CB1 to CB3 Boreholes in the Bedretto Underground Lab

Münger, Andri

Investigating anisotropic seismic velocities of the Rotondo granite in intact and fractured sections by crosshole seismic surveys

Epiney, Claire

In situ stress profiling along Bedretto boreholes via integrated geomechanical approaches

Stadler, Deborah

Inferring in situ stress variations from post-drilling borehole diametrical deformation

Chong, Jinqiu

Geology, Geochronology and Rock Magnetics Along Bedretto Tunnel (Gotthard Massif, Central Alps) and Numerical Modelling of Quartz-Biotite Aggregates

Rast, Markus

Applying Machine Learning to Detect and Enhance Fractures from GPR-reflection data

Pormes, Hendrik

Geological Characterization of the Bedretto Underground Laboratory for Geoenergies

Jordan, David

Borehole Indicators of In Situ Stress Field Heterogeneity at the Bedretto Underground Laboratory

van Limborgh, Rutger

In-situ stress and rock mass characterization via mini-frac tests at the Bedretto Underground Laboratory

Bröker, Kai

Heat Dilution Testing in Deep Underground Excavations

Meier, Matthias

Geological characterisation of an underground research facility in the Bedretto tunnel

Meier, Matthias

Integrated geomechanics study of in situ stress and fracture system in the Bedretto Underground Lab: insights from a tripod of boreholes

Rousopoulou, Vasiliki

3D geological model of a shear zone conditioned on geophysical data and geological observations

Hediger, Roman

Hydro-mechanical earthquake cycles in a poro-visco-elasto-plastic fluid-bearing fault structure

Dal Zilio, Luca; Hegyi, Betti; Behr, Whitney; Gerya, Taras

Validation of Technologies for reservoir engineering (VALTER)

Giardini, Domenico; Wiemer, Stefan; Maurer, Hansruedi; Hertrich, Marian; Meier, Peter; Alcolea, Andrés; Castilla, Raymi; Hochreutener, Rebecca

Estimating the least principal stress in a granitic rock mass: systematic mini-frac tests and elaborated pressure transient analysis

Bröker, Kai; Ma, Xiaodong

Induced seismic hazard and risk analysis of hydraulic stimulation experiments at the Bedretto Underground Laboratory for Geosciences and Geoenergies (BULGG)

Gischig, Valentin; Bethmann, Falko; Hertrich, Marian; Wiemer, Stefan; Mignan, Arnaud; Broccardo, Marco; Villiger, Linus; Obermann, Anne; Diehl, Tobias

On petrophysical and geomechanical properties of Bedretto Granite

David, Christian; Nejati, Morteza; Geremia, Davide

Other Publications

Blog article by Dr Nicolas Barbosa (French, English)

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SCCER-SoE Annual Conference 2019 (Talks, Posters)

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