The transport properties of geomaterials: Theory, modelling, measurement, application and integration.
Convener: Matthew Jackson  | Co-Conveners: Harald Milsch , Fabio Ferri 
Oral Programme
 / Thu, 06 May, 08:30–12:00  / Room 42
Poster Programme
 / Attendance Thu, 06 May, 17:30–19:00  / Hall A

This session aims to provide a platform for the study of novel and integrated geoscientific techniques in order to examine the transport properties of geomaterials. Contributions will be accepted on the subjects of (i) fluid flow, permeability, fluid conductivity at all frequencies and scales, (ii) electrical properties, conductivity, resistivity and permittivity in both real and complex domains and at all frequencies and scales, (iii) heat flow, geothermal states, thermal conductivity and diffusivity and (iv) transport of energy by elastic waves, velocities and dispersion of pressure shear and other types of elastic wave.

The primary aims of the session are:

1. To provide an opportunity for scientists interested in the transport properties of geomaterials to share advances in the development of laboratory and field-based techniques.
2. To examine the physical relationships between properties that have often been considered separate. For example, electrokinetic links between electrical and flow properties or seismokinetic links between flow and seismic properties.
3. To examine the effect of rock microstructure and anisotropy upon the transport properties of rocks.
4. To examine the effect of pressure and temperature upon the transport properties of rocks directly or via a change in the rock microstructure.
5. To examine the effect of processes that cause time-dependent changes of rock transport properties, such as fluid-rock interactions.
6. To examine how integrated field and laboratory studies and/or integrated techniques can provide a better approach to geophysical problem solving.