Martin SCHÖPFER, Mag., PhD.

Room Number: 2B446
Tel.: +43-1-4277-53363

Martin Schöpfer

Research Interests:

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


2021-2023: Discrimination of Induced and Natural Fractures in Deep Boreholes (DINaF)

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.


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.

 Publications (taken from u:cris)

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A geometric model of fault zone and fault rock thickness variations. / Childs, C.; Manzocchi, T.; Walsh, J.J. et al.

In: Journal of Structural Geology, Vol. 31, No. 2, 01.02.2009, p. 117-127.

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A Matlab script for visualizing structure contours and outcrop patterns in three dimensions. / Schöpfer, M.P.J.

In: Journal of Geoscience Education, Vol. 56, No. 2, 01.03.2008, p. 142-148.

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Geometric and kinematic controls on the internal structure of a large normal fault in massive limestones : The Maghlaq Fault, Malta. / Bonson, C.G.; Childs, C.; Walsh, J.J. et al.

In: Journal of Structural Geology, Vol. 29, No. 2, 01.02.2007, p. 336-354.

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Geometrical analysis of the refraction and segmentation of normal faults in periodically layered sequences. / Schöpfer, M.P.J.; Childs, C.; Walsh, J.J. et al.

In: Journal of Structural Geology, Vol. 29, No. 2, 01.02.2007, p. 318-335.

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Definition of a fault permeability predictor from outcrop studies of a faulted turbidite sequence, Taranaki, New Zealand. / Childs, C.; Walsh, J.J.; Manzocchi, T. et al.

Geological Society Special Publication. Vol. 292 2007. p. 235-258.

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Localisation of normal faults in multilayer sequences. / Schöpfer, M.P.J.; Childs, C.; Walsh, J.J.

In: Journal of Structural Geology, Vol. 28, No. 5, 01.05.2006, p. 816-833.

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The development of brittle structures in an alpine valley glacier: Pasterzenkees, Austria, 1887-1997. / Herbst, Paul; Neubauer, Franz; Schoepfer, Martin P. J.

In: Journal of Glaciology, Vol. 52, No. 176, 2006, p. 128-136.

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Strain-dependent rheology and the memory of plasticine. / Schöpfer, M.P.J.; Zulauf, G.

In: Tectonophysics, Vol. 354, No. 1-2, 30.08.2002, p. 85-99.

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Experimental modeling of strike-slip faults and the self-similar behavior. / Schöpfer, M.P.J.; Steyrer, H.P.

In: Memoirs of the Geological Society of America, Vol. 193, 01.01.2001, p. 21-27.

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