The Australian tectonic stress state: Far-field forces and local impacts (2020–2024)

Abstract:
This project aims to investigate the present-day tectonic stress field of Australia using detailed analysis of stress magnitude data and state-of-the-art 3D geomechanical-numerical modelling across spatial scales. Tectonic stresses control the Earth's deformation and are a primary cause of collapse of subsurface structures. This project expects to improve our knowledge of the causes of the tectonic stress field of Australia and its consequences for earthquake risk assessment, safe and sustainable usage of underground environments for groundwater exploration and production, CO2 sequestration, waste disposal, mine stability, exploration and production of hydrocarbon and geothermal resources.
Grant type:
ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
Researchers:
  • ARC DECRA Senior Research Fellow
    School of the Environment
    Faculty of Science
    ARC DECRA Senior Research Fellow
    School of the Environment
    Faculty of Science
Funded by:
Australian Research Council