Dr Zhongwei Chen

Lecturer in Mining Engineering

School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
zhongwei.chen@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 53742

Overview

Dr Zhongwei Chen’s research interests are in computational geomechanics, coal mine strata control, and unconventional gas recovery and carbon sequestration, including coal seam, shale and other tight gas reservoirs.

Research Interests

  • Research Interests
    * computational geomechanics * coal mine strata control * roadway stability analysis and its optimum supporting design * unconventional gas recovery and carbon sequestration, including coal seam, shale and other tight gas reservoirs.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, WA

Publications

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Supervision

  • Master Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Book Chapter

  • Wei, M. Y. , Chen, Z. W. , Liu, J. S. , Cui, G. L. , Tan, Y. L. and Zhang, S. W. (2017). Multiphysics of coal-gas interactions. In Analysis, modeling and design (pp. 481-512) Amsterdam, The Netherlands: CRC Press.

  • Chen, Zhongwei, Bai, Tianhang and Pan, Zhejun (2016). Coal reservoir characterization. In M. R. Riazi and Rajender Gupta (Ed.), Coal production and processing technology (pp. 79-100) Boca Raton, FL, United States: CRC Press (Taylor and Francis). doi:10.1201/b19352-6

  • Qu, H, Liu, J.S, Zhongwei Chen, Connell, Pan and Connell, L. (2011). A fully coupled gas flow, coal deformation and thermal transport model for the injection of carbon dioxide into coal seams. In Manchao He, Luis Ribeiro e Sousa, Derek Elsworth and Eurípedes Vargas (Ed.), CO2 storage in carboniferous formations and abandoned coal mines (pp. 69-93) Leiden, The Netherlands: CRC Press/Balkema.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Bai, Tianhang, Chen, Zhongwei, Aminossadati, Saiied M. and Rufford, Thomas (2017). Experimental study of impact of dewatering induced coal fines on coal permeability. In: Matthieu Vandamme, Patrick Dangla, Jean-Michel Pereira and Siavash Ghabezloo, Poromechanics VI: Proceedings of the Sixth Biot Conference on Poromechanics. 6th Biot Conference on Poromechanics, Paris, France, (1135-1144). 9-13 July 2017. doi:10.1061/9780784480779.141

  • Yang, Ben, Aminossadati, Saiied M., Zhongwei, Chen and Kizil, Mehmet S. (2017). Fibre optic sensing based slope tension crack monitoring system for surface mines. In: 2nd International Conference on Fibre-Optic and Photonic Sensors for Industrial and Safety Applications. 2nd International Conference on Fibre-Optic and Photonic Sensors for Industrial and Safety Applications, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, (27-32). 8 - 10 January 2017. doi:DOI 10.1109/OFSIS.2017.21

  • Gong, Hongkui, Kizil, Mehmet S., Chen, Zhongwei and Aminossadati, Saiied M. (2017). Validation of bare FBG sensors in monitoring compressive rock mass deformation. In: 2nd International Conference of Fibre-optic and Photonic Sensors for Industrial and Safety Applications. 2nd International Conference of Fibre-optic and Photonic Sensors for Industrial and Safety Applications, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, (85-90). 8 - 10 January 2017. doi:DOI 10.1109/OFSIS.2017.20

  • Chunshan Zheng, Kizil, Mehmet S., Zhongwei Chen and Aminossadati, Saiied M. (2016). Effects of coal damage on permeability and gas drainage performance. In: Ting Ren and Jialin Xu, Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Green Mining. The 9th International Symposium on Green Mining, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW, Australia, (232-236). 27-30 Nov 2016.

  • Danesh, Nima Noraei, Chen, Zhongwei, Pan, Zhejun, Connell, Luke, Aminossadati, Saiied, Bai, Tianhang and Kizil, Mehmet (2016). Experimental study of impact of creep on coal permeability. In: 50th US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium 2016 Proceedings. 50th US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium, Houston, TX, United States, (112-117). 26-29 June 2016.

  • Bai, Tianhang, Chen, Zhongwei, Aminossadati, Saiied M., Danesh, Nima, Pan, Zhejun, Liu, Jishan and Li, Ling (2016). Impact of flow regimes on coal fines generation during coal seam gas production process. In: 50th US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium 2016 Proceedings. 50th US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium, Houston, TX, United States, (356-365). 26-29 June 2016.

  • Tian, Chengyu, Pan, Zhejun, Chen, Zhongwei, Connell, Luke D. and Zhang, Xi (2016). Modelling of supercritical gas hydraulic fracturing: Using the PKN model as an example. In: Challenge the limits with knowledge. International Conference on Geomechanics, Geo-energy and Geo-resources, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, (749-755). 28-29 September 2016.

  • Azadi, Mohsen, Aminossadati, Saiied Mostafa and Chen, Zhongwei (2016). Numerical simulation of integrated reservoir-borehole flow for pre-mining drainage. In: Naj Aziz, Bob Kininmonth, Jan Nemcik, Ali Mirza, Ismet Canbulat and John Hoelle, Proceedings of The 2016 Coal Operators' Conference. 2016 Coal Operators' Conference, Wollongong, Australia, (249-262). 10-12 Feb 2016.

  • Chen, Zhongwei, Bai, Tianhang and Aminossadati, Saiied M. (2015). Characterization of coal fines generation: importance of flow condition. In: 7th International Conference on Mining Science and Technology, Xuzhou, China, (). April 26-29, 2015.

  • Danesh, N. N., Chen, Z., Aminossadati, S. M., Kizil, M., Pan, Z. and Connell, L. D. (2015). Creep, a neglected phenomenon in coal permeability evolution and coalbed methane production. In: SPE Asia Pacific Unconventional Resources Conference and Exhibition, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, (). 9-11 November 2015. doi:10.2118/176980-MS

  • Bai, Tianhang, Chen, Zhongwei, Aminossadati, Saiied M., Pan, Zhejun and Liu, Jishan (2015). Prediction of mobility and settlement position of coal fines during dewatering. In: CSG 2015 Proceedings. China Shale Gas 2015, Wuhan, China, (). 6-8 September 2015.

  • Peng, Yan, Liu, Jishan, Pan, Zhejun, Connell, Luke and Chen, Zhongwei (2014). A fully coupled model for caprock sealing efficiency. In: J. F. Labuz, 48th US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium. 48th US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, Minneapolis, Minn, United States, (). 1-4 June 2014.

  • Chen, Zhongwei, Liu, J., Wang, D. E. S and Wu, Y. (2013). Evolution of coal permeability under unconstrained swelling: contribution of matrix-fracture interaction. In: Laura J Pyrak-Nolte, Alvin Chan, William Dershowitz, Joseph Morris and Jamal Rostami, 47th US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium 2013. Proceedings. ARMA 2013: 47th US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium 2013, San Francisco, CA, USA, (1945-1955). 23-26 June, 2013.

  • Wang, Jian-guo , Liu, Jianxin , Liu, Jishan and Chen, Zhongwei (2010). Impact of rock microstructures on the supercritical CO2 enhanced gas recovery. In: International Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition in China, Beijing, China, (). 8-10 June 2010.

  • Liu, Jishan, Chen, Zhongwei and Qu, Hongyan (2010). Multiphysics of coal-gas interactions: the scientific foundation for CBM extraction. In: 2010 SPE Asia Pacific Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition. 2010 SPE Asia Pacific Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, (). 18 - 20 October 2010.

  • Chen, Zhongwei , Liu, Jishan , Pan, Zhejun , Connell, Luke and Elsworth, Derek (2010). Relations between coal permeability and directional strains and their application to San Juan Basin. In: 44th U.S. Rock Mechanics Symposium and 5th U.S.-Canada Rock Mechanics Symposium, Salt Lake City, UT, United States, (). 27-30 June 2010.

  • Wu, Yu , Liu, Jishan , Chen, Zhongwei , Connell, Luke and Pan, Zhejun (2009). Dual poroelastic response of coal seam to CO2 injection. In: 43rd U.S. Rock Mechanics Symposium & 4th U.S. - Canada Rock Mechanics Symposium, Asheville, NC, United States, (). 28 June-1 July 2009.

  • Chen, Zhongwei, Liu, Jishan, Elsworth, Derek, Connell, Luke and Pan, Zhejun (2009). Investigation of CO2 injection induced coal-gas interactions. In: 43rd U.S. Rock Mechanics Symposium and 4th U.S.-Canada Rock Mechanics Symposium. 43rd U.S. Rock Mechanics Symposium and 4th U.S.-Canada Rock Mechanics Symposium, Asheville, NC, United States, (). 28 June - 1 July 2009.

  • Chen, Zhongwei, Liu, Jishan, Connell, Luke, Pan, Zhejun and Lai, Zhou (2008). Impact of effective stress and CH4-CO2 counter-diffusion on CO2 enhanced coalbed methane recovery. In: 2008 SPE Asia Pacific Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition, Perth, WA, Australia, (). 20-22 October 2008.

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision