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My research focuses on understanding and modeling complex geophysical systems using large-scale computing platforms. In particular, I study coupled hydromechanical interactions that occur as fluid flows through porous and fractured media. Applications of interest include geologic CO2 sequestration, shale gas production, and underground coal gasification.
R.I. Borja, J.A. White, X. Liu, and W. Wu (2012). Factor of safety in partially-saturated slopes inferred from hydromechanical continuum modeling, Int. J. Numer. Anal. Meth. Geomech. (36) 236-248.
J.A. White and R.I. Borja (2011). Block-preconditioned Newton-Krylov solvers for fully coupled flow and geomechanics, Computational Geosciences (15) 647-659.
R.I. Borja and J.A. White (2010). Continuum deformation and stability analyses of a steep hillside slope under rainfall infiltration, Acta Geotechnica (5) 1-14.
Y.L. Young, J.A. White, H. Xiao, and R.I. Borja (2009). Liquefaction potential of coastal slopes induced by solitary waves, Acta Geotechnica (4) 17-34.
J.A. White and R.I. Borja (2008). Stabilized low-order finite elements for coupled solid-deformation/fluid-diffusion and their application to fault-zone transients, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering (197) 4353-4366.
J.A. White, R.I. Borja, and J.T. Fredrich (2006). Calculating the effective permeability of sandstone with multiscale lattice Boltzmann/finite element simulations, Acta Geotechnica (1) 195-209.
R.I. Borja and J.A. White (2010). Conservation laws for coupled hydromechanical processes in unsaturated porous media: Theory and implementation, Chapter 8 in: Mechanics of Unsaturated Geomaterials, L. Laloui (Ed.) ISTE Ltd. and John Wiley & Sons, 185-208.