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Chin-fu Tsang's Publications

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Dr. Chin-Fu Tsang has over 390 research reports, papers, book chapters, and invited or keynote presentations, including 160 papers in refereed scientific journals. In addition, he is the co-author and co-editor of thirteen books or special issues of scientific journals. Details may be found in his Publication List.

EXAMPLE PAPERS (about one or two from each of the last 10 years)

  1. Stefan Wessling, Ralf Junker, Jonny Rutqvist, Dmitriy Silin, Hans Sulzbacher, Torsten Tischner, Chin-Fu Tsang. Pressure analysis of the hydromechanical fracture behaviour in stimulated tight sedimentary geothermal reservoirs, Geothermics 38, 211–226, 2009.
  2. Quanlin Zhou, Jens T.Birkholzer and Chin-Fu Tsang, A semi-analytical solution for large-scale Injection-induced pressure perturbation and leakage In a laterally bounded aquifer–aquitard system, Transp Porous Med 78:127–148, DOI 10.1007/s11242-008-9290-0, 2009.
  3. Tsang, C., C. Doughty, and M. Uchida. Simple model representations of transport in a complex fracture and their effects on long-term predictions, Water Resour. Res., Vol. 44, W08445, doi:10.1029/2007WR006632, 2008.
  4. Odén, M.; Niemi; A., Tsang C.F. and Öhman J, Regional Channelized Transport in Fractured Media with Matrix Diffusion and Linear Sorption. Water Resources Research, Vol. 44, W02421, doi:10.1029/2006WR005632, 2008.
  5. Doughty, C., C.-F. Tsang, K. Hatanaka, S. Yabuuchi, and H. Kurikami. Application of direct-fitting, mass integral, and multirate methods to analysis of flowing fluid electric conductivity logs from Horonobe, Japan, Water Resour. Res., Vol. 44, W08403, doi:10.1029/2007WR006441, 2008.
  6. Tsang C.-F., Birkholzer J., and Rutqvist J. A Comparative Review of Hydrologic Issues Involved in Geologic Storage of CO2 and Injection Disposal of Liquid Waste. Journal of Environmental Geology (Online: October 2007; Volume 54, No. 8, 2008).
  7. Tsang C.-F., Rutqvist J., and Min K.B. Fractured Rock Hydromechanics: from Borehole Testing, Solute Transport, to CO2 Storage, In: Rock Physics and Geomechanics in the Study of Reservoirs and Repositories, David, C. and Le Ravalec-Dupin, M. Editors. Geological Society of London Special Publication 284, pp. 15-34, 2007.
  8. Cappa F., Guglielmi Y., Rutqvist J., Tsang C.-F., and Thoraval A. Hydromechanical modeling of pulse tests that measure both fluid pressure and fracture-normal displacement at the Coaraze Laboratory site, France. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 43, 1062-1082, 2006.
  9. C. F. Tsang. Is Current Hydrogeologic Research Addressing Long-Term Predictions?  Ground Water, 43, No. 3: 296–300. 2005.
  10. Chin-Fu Tsang, F. Bernier and C. Davies. Geohydromechanical processes in the Excavation Damaged Zone in crystalline rock, rock salt, and indurated and plastic clays—in the context of radioactive waste disposal. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, Volume 42, No. 1, Pages 109-125, January 2005.
  11. Pozdniakov, S. and C. F. Tsang, A self-consistent approach for calculating the effective hydraulic conductivity of a binary, heterogeneous medium, Water Resources Research, 40, W05105, (10.1029/2003WR002617), 2004.
  12. Min K.B, Rutqvist J., Tsang C.-F., and Jing L. Stress-dependent permeability of fracture rock masses: a numerical study. Int. J. Rock mech. & Min. Sci, 41, 1191-1210, 2004.
  13. Tsang, C. F. and C. Doughty (2003). A Particle Tracking Approach to Transport in a Complex Fracture, Water Resources Research, Vol. 39, No. 7, 1174-1178 (10.1029/2002WR001614). LBNL-50537, July, 2003
  14. Tsang, C. F. and C. Doughty, Multirate flowing fluid electric conductivity logging method, Water Resources Research, 39, 12, 1354-1362 (10.1029/2003WR002308), 2003.
  15. Peter Starzec and Chin-Fu Tsang, Use of Fracture Intersection Density for Predicting the Volume of Unstable Blocks in Underground Openings, International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences 39, 807-813, 2002.
  16. D.B. Silin and C.-F. Tsang, Estimation of formation hydraulic properties accounting for pre-test injection or production operations. Journal of Hydrology, 2002, 265, 1-14, 2002.
  17. Y.W. Tsang and C.F. Tsang, A Particle-Tracking Method for Advective Transport in Fractures with Diffusion into Finite Matrix Blocks, Water Resources Research, 37(3): 831-835, 2001.
  18. Chin-Fu Tsang, Luis Moreno, Yvonne W. Tsang, and Jens Birkhölzer, Dynamic Channeling of Flow and Transport in Saturated and Unsaturated Heterogeneous Media, (LBNL-45474). AGU Monograph on Flow and Transport through Unsaturated Fractured Rock, Dan Evans, Tom Nicholson and Todd C. Rasmuson, editors, pp 33-44, August, 2001.
  19. C.F. Tsang, O. Stephansson and J. Hudson, A discussion of THM processes associated with nuclear waste repositories, International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences 37(1-2): 397–402, 2000.
  20. Pozdniakov, S. P. and C.F. Tsang, A Semianalytical Approach to Spatial Averaging of Hydraulic Conductivity in Heterogeneous Aquifers, Journal of Hydrology, 216: 78–98, 1999.
  21. Tsang, C.F., Linking Thermal, Hydrological and Mechanical Processes in Fractured Rocks, Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Volume 27, pp. 359-384, 1999.
  22. Tsang, C.F. and I. Neretnieks, Flow Channeling in Heterogeneous Fractured Rocks. Reviews of Geophysics, Vol. 36, No. 2, 275-298, 1998.
  23. Birkholzer, J. and C. F. Tsang, Solute Channeling in Unsaturated Heterogeneous Porous Media, Water Resources Research, Vol. 33, No. 10, pp. 2221-2238, 1997.
  24. E. G. Drozhko, Y. U. Glagolenko, Y. G. Mokrov, I. A. Ivanov, G. A. Postovalova, L. M. Samsonova, A. V. Glagolev, S. A. Ter-Saakian, M. L. Glinsky, N. A. Vasil’kova, A. V. Skokov, H. A. Wollenberg, C.-F. Tsang, W. Frangos, R. D. Solbau, K. A. Stevenson, W. M. Lowder, and M. G. Foley, Joint Russian-American Hydrogeological-Geochemical Studies on the Karachai-Mishelyak System, South Urals, Russia.  Journal of Environmental Geology, Vol. 29, No. 3/4, pp. 216–227, 1997.

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Books and Journal Special Issues

  1. Groundwater Transport, by I. Javandel, C. Doughty and C. F. Tsang; Water Resources Monograph 10, American Geophysical Union, 1984.  (5 printings)
  2. Coupled Processes Associated with Nuclear Waste Repositories, C. F. Tsang, Editor, Academic Press, 1987.
  3. First Eight Years of Seasonal Thermal Energy Storage Bulletin, C. F. Tsang, editor. Published by International Council for Thermal Energy Storage, Public Works of Canada, Ottawa, Canada, 1987.
  4. Flow and Contaminant Transport in Fractured Rocks, Jacob Bear, C. F. Tsang, and Ghislain de Marsily, editors. Academic Press, 1993.
  5. Fractured and Jointed Rock Masses, L. R. Myer, C.-F. Tsang, N.G.W. Cook, and R.E. Goodman, editors. A.A. Balkema Publishers, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 1995.
  6. Scientific and Engineering Aspects of Deep Injection Disposal of Hazardous and Industrial Wastes, J. A. Apps and C. F. Tsang, editors. Academic Press, March 1996.
  7. Coupled Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical Processes in Fractured Media: Mathematical and Experimental Studies, Ove Stephansson, Lanru Jing, and Chin-Fu Tsang, editors. Developments in Geotechnical Engineering, Volume 79, Elsevier Science Publishers, December, 1996.
  8. Journal of Hydrological Science and Technology, Special Issue, C. F. Tsang and J. A. Apps, Guest Editors. American Institute of Hydrology, Volumes 15–16, Number 1–4, 1999.
  9. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, Neville Cook Special Issue, C.F. Tsang and L. Myer, Guest Editors. Pergamon Publishers, Volume 37, Number 1–2, January/February 2000.
  10. Journal of Environmental Geology, Special Issue, guest edited by C. F. Tsang and V. Shestakov, Guest Editors. Springer Verlag, Volume 42, No. 1-2, June, 2002.
  11. Underground Injection Science and Technology, C.F. Tsang and J. Apps, editors. Elsevier Science Publishers, Developments in Water Science, Volume 52 (December 2005).
  12. Journal of Environmental Geology, Special Issue on Site Characterization for CO2 Storage”, Jens Birkholzer and C. F. Tsang, Guest Editors. Springer Verlag, Germany (2008).
  13. Journal of Environmental Geology, Special Issue on Coupled THMC Processes, Chin-Fu Tsang, Guest Editor, Springer Verlag, Germany, 2009.

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