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Martin SCHÖPFER, Mag., PhD.

martin.schoepfer@univie.ac.at

Room Number: 2B449
Tel.: +43-1-4277-53363
Fax: +43-1-4277-9534

Research interests:

Mechanical modelling of fault zones, joints and caldera collapse using Distinct Element Method (DEM) modelling.

Projects:

2016-2019: Coupled continuum-discontinuum modelling of salt tectonics (SaltTecDEM II). Funded by Statoil ASA.

2016: Numerical modelling of fracturing during folding. Funded by OMV E & P.

2013-2015: Distinct Element Method (DEM) modelling of the growth of salt swells (SaltTecDEM). Funded by Statoil ASA.

Teaching:

Winter Term: Mathematical Methods in Earth Sciences; Practical Course in Geological Mapping for mining.

Summer Term: Geological Chartography; Structural Geology and Tectonics.

Details of current and past teaching are provided by u:find.

Selected Publications:

Schöpfer, M.P.J., Childs, C., Manzocchi, T. & Walsh, J.J. (2017). Three-dimensional Distinct Element Method modelling of the growth of normal faults in layered sequences. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 439, 307-332.

Delogkos, E., Manzocchi, T., Childs, C., Sachanidis, C., Barbas, T., Schöpfer, M.P.J., Chatzipetros, A., Pavlides, S. & Walsh, J.J. (2017). Throw partitioning across normal fault zones in the Ptolemais Basin, Greece. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 439, 333-353.

Nicol, A., Childs, C., Walsh, J.J. & Manzocchi, T. & Schöpfer, M.P.J. (2017). Interactions and growth of faults in an outcrop-scale system. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 439, 23-39.

Schöpfer, M.P.J., Childs, C., Manzocchi, T., Walsh, J.J., Nicol, A. & Grasemann, B. (2017). The emergence of asymmetric normal fault systems under symmetric boundary conditions. Journal of Structural Geology, 104, 159-171.

Holohan, E.P, Sudhaus, H., Walter, T.R., Schöpfer, M.P.J., Walsh, J.J.  (2017). Effects of host-rock fracturing on elastic-deformation source models of volcano deflation, Scientific Reports, 7, Article number: 10970.

Gudmundsson, M.T., Jónsdóttir, K., Hooper, A., Holohan, E.P., Halldórsson, S.A., Ófeigsson, B.G., Cesca, S., Vogfjörd, K.S., Sigmundsson, F., Högnadóttir, T., Einarsson, P., Sigmarsson, O., Jarosch, A.H., Jónasson, K., Magnússon, E., Hreinsdóttir, S., Bagnardi, M., Parks, M.M., Hjörleifsdóttir, V., Pálsson, F., Walter, T.,R., Schöpfer, M.P.J., Heimann, S., Reynolds, H.I., Dumont, S., Bali, E., Gudfinnsson, G.H., Dahm, T., Roberts, M., Hensch, M., Belart, J. M.C., Spaans, K., Jakobsson, S., Gudmundsson, G.B., Fridriksdóttir, H.M., Drouin, V., Dürig, T., Adalgeirsdóttir, G., Riishuus, M.S., Pedersen, G.B.M., van Boeckel, T., Oddsson, B., Pfeffer, M.A., Barsotti, S., Bergsson, B., Donovan, A., Burton, M.R. & Aiuppa, A. (2016). Gradual caldera collapse at Bárdarbunga volcano, Iceland, regulated by lateral magma outflow. Science, 353 (6296).

Schöpfer, M.P.J., Childs, C., Walsh, J.J. & Manzocchi, T. (2016). Evolution of the internal structure of fault zones in three-dimensional numerical models of normal faults. Tectonophysics, 666, 158-163. 

Holohan, E.P, Schöpfer, M.P.J., Walsh, J.J.  (2015). Stress evolution during caldera collapse. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 421, 139-151.

Holohan, E.P, Walter, T.R., Schöpfer, M.P.J., Walsh, J.J., Van Wyk de Vries, B. & Troll, V.R. (2013). Origins of oblique-slip faulting during caldera subsidence. Journal of Geophysical Research, 118, 1778-1794.

Schöpfer, M.P.J., Childs, C. & Manzocchi, T. (2013). Three-dimensional failure envelopes and the brittle-ductile transition. Journal of Geophysical Research, 118, 1378-1392.

Schöpfer, M.P.J. & Childs, C. (2013). The orientation and dilatancy of shear bands in a bonded particle model for rock. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 57, 75-88.

Schöpfer, M.P.J., Arslan, A., Walsh, J.J. & Childs, C. (2011). Reconciliation of contrasting theories for fracture spacing in layered rocks. Journal of Structural Geology 33, 551-565.

Holohan, E.P., Schöpfer, M.P.J. & Walsh, J.J. (2011). Mechanical and geometric controls on the structural evolution of pit crater and caldera subsidence. Journal of Geophysical Research 116, B07202.

Schöpfer, M.P.J., Abe, S., Childs, C. & Walsh, J.J. (2009). The impact of porosity and crack density on the elasticity, strength and friction of cohesive granular materials: Insights from DEM modelling. International Journal of Rock Mechanics & Mining Sciences 46, 250-261.

Childs, C., Manzocchi, T., Walsh, J.J., Bonson, C.G., Nicol, A. & Schöpfer, M.P.J. (2009). A geometric model of fault zone and fault rock thickness variations. Journal of Structural Geology 31, 115-220.

Schöpfer, M.P.J., Childs, C. & Walsh, J.J. (2007). 2D Distinct Element modeling of the structure and growth of normal faults in multilayer sequences. Part 1: Model calibration, boundary conditions and selected results. Journal of Geophysical Research 112, B10401.

Schöpfer, M.P.J., Childs, C. & Walsh, J.J. (2007). 2D Distinct Element modeling of the structure and growth of normal faults in multilayer sequences. Part 2: Impact of confining pressure and strength contrast on fault zone geometry and growth. Journal of Geophysical Research 112, B10404.

Schöpfer, M.P.J., Childs, C., Walsh, J.J., Manzocchi, T. & Koyi, H.A. (2007). Geometrical analysis of the refraction and segmentation of normal faults in periodically layered sequences. Journal of Structural Geology 29, 318-335.

Bonson, C.G., Childs, C., Walsh, J.J., Schöpfer, M.P.J. & Carboni, V. (2007). Geometric and kinematic controls on the internal structure of a large normal fault in massive limestones: the Maghlaq Fault, Malta. Journal of Structural Geology 29, 336-354.

Schöpfer, M.P.J., Childs, C. & Walsh, J.J. (2006). Localisation of normal faults in multilayer sequences. Journal of Structural Geology 28, 816-833.

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