Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2013.

Location: McLaren Engineering - Lecture Hall
100 Snake Hill Road, West Nyack, NY 10994

Time: 5:30 PM - Refreshments, Food & Networking

6:00 PM - Lecture will begin promptly.

COST: $20 for Members, $35 for Non-Members*

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Speaker: Anthony R. Ingraffea, PhD, P.E.,
Dwight C. Baum Professor of Engineering, Cornell University.

Course Title: Unconventional Development of Gas From Shale Using Fracking - 2 PDH

The presentation will illustrate and compare existing and/or planned fracking projects in New York, Pennsylvania and the vicinity. A review of the fracking process will be given followed by discussion of statistical and monitoring data of fracking projects in New York and Pennsylvania. Potential opportunities to provide engineering services and inspections will be identified by presenting fracking equipment issues that require safety monitoring and site planning challenges that require engineering design and environmental assessments.

In this presentation, Dr. Ingraffea will also explain the connections that solid and fluid mechanics of rock fracture have with the technologies of hydraulic fracture and will demonstrate how these “connections are fundamental drivers of the overall spatial intensity, environmental impacts, and economics of the development of this non-renewable energy resource.”

The Marcellus shale formation encompasses the region of New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia. Fracking refers to the procedure by which rocks below the ground are opened and widened by injecting chemicals and liquids at high pressure. The larger fissures allow more oil or gas to flow out of the formation and into the wellbore from where it can be extracted. This process also impacts the earth's surface and its surrounding environs because of the pad sites set up for drilling.
Dr. Ingraffea's research concentrates on computer simulation and physical testing of complex fracturing processes. He and his students performed pioneering research in the use of interactive computer graphics in computational mechanics. Anthony Ingraffea holds a BS in Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, an MS in Civil Engineering from Polytechnic University, and received his PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado.

Dr. Ingraffea has received numerous awards for outstanding teaching at Cornell University and has twice won the National Research Council/U.S. National Committee for Rock Mechanics Award for Research in Rock Mechanics. He was named Co-Editor-in-Chief of Engineering Fracture Mechanics in 2005, received the ASTM Irwin Award for meritorious contributions to the practice of fracture mechanics in 2006, and was named a Fellow of the International Congress on Fracture in 2009. In 2011, TIME Magazine named him one of its "People Who Mattered."
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