Barnhoorn, A.

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MSc Utrecht University, The Netherlands
PhD ETH-Zürich, Switzerland
Associate Professor Applied Geophysics and Petrophysics, Delft University of Technology

Research expertise and interest

The main focus of my research can be described as rock Mechanics & rock Structures:

  • Experimental rock fracturing
  • 3D rock structure visualisation by micro CT scanning
  • Petrophysics
  • Acoustic properties of rocks
  • Quinten Boersma will defend his PhD on Friday the 20th of November at TU Delft. His PhD thesis is entitled:  Natural Fracture Network Characterisation. Numerical Modelling, Outcrop Analysis and Subsurface Data
  • Jon Kortram starts his PhD on the 1st of November 2020 in the Rock deformation team!
  • Stijn Beernink started his MMIP5 PhD project on geothermal energy on the 1st of October 2020. Welcome Stijn!
  • New open access paper just published:  C Kluge, G Blöcher, A Barnhoorn, D Bruhn, 2020. Hydraulic-mechanical properties of microfaults in granitic rock using the Punch-Through Shear test. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences 134, 104393. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S136516091930526X
  • Stephan de Hoop – PhD on mechanics, modelling and fractures in carbonate reservoir rocks.
  • Quinten Boersma - PhD on fracture network modelling
  • Auke Veltmeijer DeepNL PhD student on acoustics and fracturing
  • Milad Naderloo DeepNL PhD student on acoustic emission and fracturing
  • Christian Kluge Sure PhD student on fracturing and permeability
  • Martijn Janssen Succeed post-doc on geothermal energy, geophysics and CO2 storage
  • Stijn Beernink – starts his PhD on 1st of October 2020
  • Jon Kortram – starts his PhD on the 1st of November 2020

Rock Mechanics Colleague

  • Anne Pluymakers – Assistant professor on fluid-rock interaction & VENI project on investigating the effect of pore fluid chemistry on subcritical crack growth in limestone

Recently defended her/his PhD thesis

Former Post-docs

  • Narjes Shojai Kaveh- Post-doc on Thermo-mechanical properties of coal and overburden rock for UCG
  • Richard Bakker - Postdoc on Novel Productivity Enhancement Concept for a Sustainable Utilization of a Geothermal Resource - EU Sure project
  • Alimzhan Zhubayev

Current courses:

  • AESB1242: Grand Challenge and Applied Earth Sciences (BSc 1st year), 9 ECTS
  • AESB3340: Petrophysics (BSc 3rd year), 5 ECTS
  • AESM1305: Geo-Energy Engineering Challenge (MSc, 1st year), 12 ECTS
  • AESM1425: Geomechanics and Structural Geology (MSc, 1st year), 3 ECTS
  • C Kluge, G Blöcher, A Barnhoorn, D Bruhn, 2020. Hydraulic-mechanical properties of microfaults in granitic rock using the Punch-Through Shear test. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences 134, 104393
  • ME Houben, JCM van Eeden, A Barnhoorn, SJT Hangx, 2020. Fracture-induced permeability in Whitby mudstone. Environmental science & technology 54 (15), 9564-9572
  • Reuben Zotz‐Wilson, Lisanne ANR Douma, Joel Sarout, Jeremie Dautriat, David Dewhurst, Auke Barnhoorn, 2020. Ultrasonic Imaging of the Onset and Growth of Fractures Within Partially Saturated Whitby Mudstone Using Coda Wave Decorrelation Inversion. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth 125 (7), e2020JB020042
  • J Gilgannon, T Poulet, A Berger, A Barnhoorn, M Herwegh, 2020. Dynamic Recrystallization Can Produce Porosity in Shear Zones. Geophysical Research Letters 47 (7), e2019GL086172
  • LANR Douma, J Dautriat, J Sarout, DN Dewhurst, A Barnhoorn, 2020. Impact of water saturation on the elastic anisotropy of the Whitby Mudstone, United Kingdom. Geophysics 85 (1), MR57-MR72
  • QD Boersma, LANR Douma, G Bertotti, A Barnhoorn, 2020. Mechanical controls on horizontal stresses and fracture behaviour in layered rocks: A numerical sensitivity analysis. Journal of Structural Geology 130, 103907
  • RR Bakker, A Barnhoorn, 2019. Multiscale evaluation of potential damage in jetted lateral boreholes  International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences 121, 104007, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijrmms.2019.03.027
  • LANR Douma, JA Regelink, G Bertotti, QD Boersma, A Barnhoorn, 2019. The mechanical contrast between layers controls fracture containment in layered rocks
    Journal of Structural Geology https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsg.2019.06.015
  • EL Durán, L Adam, IC Wallis, A Barnhoorn, 2019. Mineral alteration and fracture influence on the elastic properties of volcaniclastic rocks Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth  https://doi.org/10.1029/2018JB016617
  • R. Zotz-wilson, T. Boerrigter, A. Barnhoorn, 2019. Coda-wave monitoring of continuously evolving material properties and the precursory detection of yielding. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 145, 1060 (2019); https://doi.org/10.1121/1.5091012
  • Auke Barnhoorn, Jeroen Verheij, Marcel Frehner, Alimzhan Zhubayev, and Maartje Houben, 2018. Experimental identification of the transition from elasticity to inelasticity from ultrasonic attenuation analyses. Geophysics 83 (4), MR221-MR229. https://doi.org/10.1190/geo2017-0534.1
  • Quinten Boersma, Nico Hardebol, Auke Barnhoorn, Giovanni Bertotti, 2018. Mechanical Factors Controlling the Development of Orthogonal and Nested Fracture Network Geometries. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering https://doi.org/10.1007/s00603-018-1552-8
  • M.E. Houben, A. Barnhoorn, C.J. Peach, M.R. Drury, 2018. Potential permeability enhancement in Early Jurassic shales due to their swelling and shrinkage behaviour. International Journal of Coal Geology 196 (2018) 115–125. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.coal.2018.07.003
  • Lennart V. de Groot, Karl Fabian, Annemarieke Béguin, Pim Reith, Auke Barnhoorn, Hans Hilgenkamp, 2018.  Determining Individual Particle Magnetizations in Assemblages of Micrograins. Geophysical Research Letters, 45, 2995–3000 doi:10.1002/2017GL076634
  • V. Valliappan, J. J. C. Remmers, A. Barnhoorn, D. M. J. Smeulders, 2017. A Numerical Study on the Effect of Anisotropy on Hydraulic Fractures. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering
  • L.A.N.R Douma, M.E. Houben, M.I.W. Primarini, A. Barnhoorn, 2017. The validity of generic trends on multiple scales in rock-physical and rock-mechanical properties of the Whitby Mudstone, United Kingdom. Marine and Petroleum Geology 84, 135–147.
  • M.E. Houben, N.J. Hardebol, A. Barnhoorn, Q.D. Boermsa, A. Carone, Y. Liu, D.A.M. de Winter, C.J. Peach, M.R. Drury, 2017. Fluid flow from matrix to fractures in Early Jurassic shales. International Journal of Coal Geology 175, 26-39.
  • A. Barnhoorn, I. Jackson, J. D. Fitz Gerald, A. Kishimoto, and K. Itatani, 2016. Grain size-sensitive viscoelastic relaxation and seismic properties of polycrystalline MgO. Journal of Geophysical Research 121, doi:10.1002/2016JB013126.
  • N. Shojai Kaveh, A. Barnhoorn, K.-H. Wolf, 2016. Wettability evaluation of silty shale caprocks for CO2 storage. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 49 (2016) 425–435.
  • M.E. Houben, A. Barnhoorn, L.Wasch, J. Trabucho-Alexandre, C.J. Peach, M.R. Drury, 2016. Microstructures of Early Jurassic (Toarcian) shales of Northern Europe. International Journal of Coal Geology 165 (2016) 76–89
  • Alimzhan Zhubayev, Maartje E. Houben, David M.J. Smeulders, Auke Barnhoorn, 2016. Ultrasonic velocity and attenuation anisotropy of shales, Whitby, United Kingdom. Geophysics 81(1) D45-D56 doi10.1190/GEO2015-0211.1
  • M.E. Houben, A. Barnhoorn, J. Lie-A-Fat, T. Ravestein, C.J. Peach, M.R. Drury, 2016. Microstructural characteristics of the Whitby Mudstone Formation (UK). Marine and Petroleum Geology doi:10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2015.11.011    
  • Maarten Voorn, Ulrike Exner, Auke Barnhoorn, Patrick Baud, Thierry Reuschle 2015. Porosity, permeability and 3D fracture network characterisation of dolomite reservoir rock samples. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering 127, 270-285.
  • Auke Barnhoorn, Boris Sintra Magalheas, Surej K. Subbiah, Pacelli Zitha 2013. A novel approach for predicting in-situ breakdown conditions for wireline mini-fracture testing SPE - European Formation Damage Conference, Proceedings, EFDC 2 , pp. 1039-1052
  • Wouter van der Wal, Auke Barnhoorn, Paolo Stocchi, Sofie Gradmann, Patrick Wu, Martyn Drury and  Bert Vermeersen 2013. Glacial isostatic adjustment model with composite 3-D Earth rheology for Fennoscandia. Geophys. J. Int. (2013) doi: 10.1093/gji/ggt099.
  • Côme Lefebvre, Auke Barnhoorn, Douwe J.J. van Hinsbergen, Nuretdin Kaymakci, Reinoud L.M. Vissers, 2012. Reply to Genç and Yürür's comments on: "Late Cretaceous extensional denudation along a marble detachment fault zone in the Kırsehir massif near Kaman, central Turkey. Journal of Structural Geology 36 (2012) 90-93.
  • Côme Lefebvre, Auke Barnhoorn, Douwe J.J. van Hinsbergen, Nuretdin Kaymakci, Reinoud L.M. Vissers, 2011. Late Cretaceous extensional denudation along a marble detachment fault zone in the Kırsehir massif near Kaman, central Turkey. Journal of Structural Geology 33 (2011) 1220-1236.
  • Auke Barnhoorn, Wouter van der Wal, Martyn R. Drury, 2011 in press. Upper mantle viscosity and lithospheric thickness under Iceland. Journal of Geodynamics 52 (2011) 260– 270 .
  • Farla, R.J.M., Kokkonen, H., Fitz Gerald, J.D., Barnhoorn, A., Faul, U.H., Jackson, I., 2011. Dislocation recovery in fine-grained polycrystalline olivine. Physics and Chemistry of Minerals 38, 363–377.
  • Barnhoorn, A., Cox, S.F., Robinson, D.J., Senden, T., 2010. Stress- and fluid-driven failure during fracture array growth: implications for coupled deformation and fluid flow in the crust. Geology 38, 779-782.
  • Barnhoorn, A., Drury, M.R., van Roermund, H.L.M., 2010. Evidence for low viscosity garnet-rich layers in the upper mantle. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 289, 54-67.
  • Kono, Y., Irifune, T., Higo, Y., Inoue, T., Barnhoorn, A., 2010. P-V-T relation of MgO derived by simultaneous elastic wave velocity and in situ X-ray measurements: A new pressure scale for the mantle transition region. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors 183, 196-211.
  • Jackson, I., Barnhoorn, A., Aizawa, Y., Saint, C. (2009). Improved experimental procedures for the study of high-temperature viscoelastic relaxation. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors 172, 104-115.
  • Rubatto, D., Müntener, O., Barnhoorn, A., Gregory, C. (2008). Dissolution-reprecipitation of zircon at low-temperature, high-pressure conditions (Lanzo Massif, Italy), American Mineralogist 93, 1519–1529.
  • Aizawa. Y., Barnhoorn, A., Faul, U.H., Fitz Gerald, J.D., Jackson, I., Kovács, I. (2008). Seismic properties of Anita Bay dunite: An exploratory study of the influence of water. Journal of Petrology 49, 841-855.
  • Barnhoorn, A., Jackson, I., Fitz Gerald, J.D., Aizawa, Y. (2007). Suppression of elastically-accommodated grain boundary sliding in high-purity MgO. Journal of the European Ceramic Society 27, 4697–4703.
  • Oesterling, N., Heilbronner, R., Stünitz, H., Barnhoorn, A., Molli, G. (2007). Strain dependent variations of microstructure and texture in naturally deformed Carrara marble. Journal of Structural Geology 29, 681-696.
  • Barnhoorn, A., Bystricky, M., Kunze, K., Burlini L., Burg, J.-P. (2005). Strain localisation in bimineralic rocks: Experimental deformation of synthetic calcite-anhydrite aggregates. Earth and Planetary Letters 240, 748–763.
  • Barnhoorn, A., Bystricky, M., Burlini, L., Kunze, K. (2005). Post-deformational annealing of calcite rocks. Tectonophysics 403: 167-191.
  • Barnhoorn, A., Bystricky, M., Burlini, L., Kunze, K. (2004). The role of recrystallisation on the deformation behaviour of calcite rocks: large strain torsion experiments on Carrara marble. Journal of Structural Geology 26, 885-903.
  • Pennock, G.M., Barnhoorn, A., Bons, A.J., Drury, M.R. (2001). EBSD of zeolites. Journal of Materials Science Letters 20, 1099-1101.
  • Van Roermund, H.L.M., Drury, M.R., Barnhoorn, A., De Ronde, A.A. (2001). Relict majoritic garnet microstructures from ultra-deep orogenic peridotites in western Norway. Journal of Petrology 42, 117-130
  • Van Roermund H.L.M., Drury, M.R., Barnhoorn. A., De Ronde, A.A. (2000). Non-silicate inclusions in garnet from an ultra-deep orogenic peridotite. Geological Journal 35, 209-229.
  • Van Roermund, H.L.M., Drury, M.R., Barnhoorn, A., De Ronde, A.A. (2000). Super-silicic garnet microstructures from an orogenic garnet peridotite, evidence for an ultra-deep (> 6 GPa) origin. Journal of Metamorphic Geology 18, 135-147.

Auke Barnhoorn

Associate Professor

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