Research projects

DEVELOPMENT OF MATHEMATICAL, SOFTWARE AND EXPERIMENTAL FACILITIES FOR HYDRAULIC FRACTURING MODELING AND RELATED PROCESSES

Project owner: Gazpromneft STC

Project Objectives:

  • Development of quasi-three-dimensional modeling algorithms for hydraulic fracturing;
  • Development of physical and mathematical problems related to hydraulic fracturing in fractured reservoirs, and the development of numerical algorithms for their solution using the particle dynamics method;
  • Development of algorithms for three-dimensional modeling of proppant dynamics in hydraulic fractures;
  • Development of a compact installation for modeling hydraulic fracturing in laboratory conditions.

 

ANALYSIS OF TOPOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF 3D DIGITAL MODELS OF OIL DEPOSITS

Project author: Alexander Kalyuzhnyuk

Tasks:

  • Investigate topological characteristics in relation to “synthetic” geological models created without taking into account real field data;
  • Choose the appropriate mathematical apparatus for calculating the topological characteristics of digital 3D models and develop its software implementation

 

BIONIC PROSTHESIS

Project Manager: Oleg Kovalev, Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics

Project participants:

  • SPbPU
  • Children's Research Orthopedic Institute of Turner G.I.

Results:

  • Prototype of an electro-mechanical prosthesis for a patient whose right arm is atrophied from birth
  • Control system based on registration of prosthesis orientation
  • Electromechanical scheme for recording muscle activity



SHAPE MEMORY EFFECT MATERIAL MODELING

Project author: Buldakov Pavel

Modeling of an alloy with an electron-phase transition is considered in the context of a project in which the functional and mechanical properties of the alloy are studied as a material for a device that eliminates mitral valve prolapse.

In the course of work, the functional-mechanical properties of wire samples from medical nickel-enriched titanium nickelide were studied experimentally as a material for a device that eliminates mitral valve prolapse.