Charles FairhurstProfessor Emeritus, Member of the National Academy of Engineering, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering
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Research interests include the mechanics of fracture generation and size reduction processes in the impact crushing of rock; comparison of rock fracture behavior in laboratory and in-situ loading; applications of numerical computational methods to the study of time dependent instability around underground excavations; design of underground structures; radioactive waste disposal; and underground space utilization. Dr. Fairhurst is currently working at Itasca Co., a consulting firm that he co-founded in Minneapolis.