Experimentelle Geophysik



Schmidt, P., Steeb, H., Renner, J. (submitted). Investigations into the opening of fractures during hydraulic testing using a hybrid-dimensional flow formulation. Environmental Earth Sciences.

Yang, H., Renner, J., Brackmann, L. & Röttger, A. (under review). Normal indentation of rock specimens with a blunt tool: role of specimen size and indenter geometry. Rock Mech. Rock Eng.

Cheng, Y., Renner, J. (2021). Constraints on Hydraulic Anisotropy from Periodic Pumping Tests using a Double-Packer System. Water Resour. Res., 57.

Renner, J. & STIMTEC-Team (2021). STIMTEC – A mine-scale hydraulic stimulation experiment of anisotropic metamorphic rock with evaluation by mine-back drilling. ARMA Letters, Winter, 2-4.

Yang, H., Krause, M., Renner, J., (2021) Determination of Fracture Toughness of Mode I Fractures from Three-Point Bending Tests at Elevated Confining Pressures. Rock Mech Rock Eng.

Schepp, L. L., & Renner, J. (2021). Evidence for the Heterogeneity of the Pore Structure of Rocks from Comparing the Results of Various Techniques for Measuring Hydraulic Properties. Transport in Porous Media, 136(1), 217-243.

Fouedjio, F., Scheidt, C., Yang, L., Achtziger-Zupančič, P. & Caers, J. (2021): A geostatistical implicit modeling framework for uncertainty quantification of 3D geo-domain boundaries: Application to lithological domains from a porphyry copper deposit. Computers & Geosciences 157: 104931.

Yang, L., Achtziger-Zupančič, P. & Caers, J. (2021): 3D Modeling of Large-Scale Geological Structures by Linear Combinations of Implicit Functions: Application to a Large Banded Iron Formation. Natural Resources Research 30, 3139–3163.


Rempe, M., Di Toro, G., Mitchell, M., Smith, S., Hirose, T., Renner, J. (2020). Influence of effective stress and pore-fluid pressure on fault strength and slip localization in carbonate slip zones. J. Geophys. Res., 125(11).

Incel, S., Renner, J., & Jamtveit, B. (2020). Evolution of brittle structures in plagioclase‐rich rocks at high‐pressure and high‐temperature conditions – Linking laboratory results to field observations. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 21, 1–18.


Incel, S., Schubnel, A., Renner, J., John, T., Labrousse, L., Hilairet, N., Freeman, H., Wang, Y., Renard, F., and Jamtveit, B. (2019). Experimental evidence for wall-rock pulverization during dynamic rupture at ultra-high pressure conditions: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 528.

Steeb, H., Renner, J. (2019). Mechanics of Poro-Elastic Media: A Review with Emphasis on Foundational State Variables. Transp Porous Med 130, 437–461.


Ahrens, B., Duda, M., & Renner, J. (2018). Relations between hydraulic properties and ultrasonic velocities during brittle failure of a low-porosity sandstone in laboratory experiments. Geophysical Journal International, 212(1), 627-645.

Bentz, S., Martinez-Garzon, P., Kwiatek, G., Bohnhoff, M., Renner, J. (2018). Sensitivity of Full Moment Tensors to Data Preprocessing and Inversion Parameters: A Case Study from the Salton Sea Geothermal Field. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America 108, 588-603.

Cheng, Y., Renner, J. (2018). Exploratory use of periodic pumping tests for hydraulic characterization of faults. Geophysical Journal International 212, 543-565.

Rempe, M., Mitchell, T.M., Renner, J., Smith, S., Bistacchi, A., Di Toro, G. (2018). The relationship between microfracture damage and the physical properties of fault-related rocks: The Gole Larghe Fault Zone, Italian Southern Alps. J. Geophys. Res. 123(9), 7661-7687


Ferrand, T.P., Hilairet, N., Incel, S., Deldicque, D., Labrousse, L., Gasc, J., Renner, J., Wang, Y., Green, H.W., Schubnel, A.. (2017) Dehydration-driven stress transfer triggers intermediate-depth earthquakes. Nat Commun 8, 15247.

Incel, S., Hilairet, N., Labrousse, L., John, T., Deldicque, D., Ferrand, T.P., Wang, Y., Renner, J., Morales, L., and Schubnel, A. (2017). Laboratory earthquakes triggered during eclogitization of lawsonite-bearing blueschist: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 459, p. 320–331


Schulze-Darup, M., Renner, J., Ieee (2016b). Predictive pressure control in deep geothermal systems.

Schulze-Darup, M., Renner, J. (2016a). Automatic pressure control in enhanced geothermal systems. 5th European Geothermal Congress.

Kurzeja, P., Steeb, H., Strutz, M.A., Renner, J. (2016). Oscillatory fluid flow in deformable tubes: Implications for pore-scale hydromechanics from comparing experimental observations with theoretical predictions. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 140, 4378-4395.

Mitchell, T.M., Toy, V., Di Toro, G., Renner, J., Sibson, R.H. (2016). Fault welding by pseudotachylyte formation. Geology 44, 1059-1062.

Pechan, E., Tischner, T., Renner, J. (2016). Evidence for a Highly Conductive Fracture after Water Fracturing in the GeneSys Project. International Journal of Geomechanics 16.


Klinge, S., Hackl, K. & Renner, J. (2015). A mechanical model for dissolution–precipitation creep based on the minimum principle of the dissipation potential. Proc. R. Soc. A, 471, 20140994.

Vinci, C., Steeb, H. & Renner, J. (2015). The imprint of hydro-mechanics of fractures in periodic pumping tests. Geophysical Journal International, 202, 1613-1626.


C. Vinci, J. Renner & H. Steeb, (2014) On attenuation of seismic waves associated with flow in fractures, Geophysical Research Letters, 2014, doi: 10.1002/2014GL061634

C. Vinci, J. Renner & H. Steeb, (2014) A hybrid-dimensional approach for an efficient numerical modeling of the hydro-mechanics of fractures, Water Resources Research, 50, 2014, doi: 10.1002/2013WR014154

Klevakina, K., Renner, J., Doltsinis, N. & Adeagbo, W. (2014). Transport processes at quartz-water interfaces: constraints from hydrothermal grooving experiments. Solid Earth, 5, 883-899.

Pechan, E., Tischner, T. & Renner, J. (2014). Fracture properties after hydraulic stimulation in low-permeability sediments (GeneSys-project). In: Alejano, L. R., Perucho, Á., Olalla, C. & Jimenez, R. (eds.) Rock Engineering and Rock Mechanics: Structures in and on Rock Masses. London: Taylor & Francis Group.

Renner, J. & Steeb, H. (2014). Modeling of Fluid Transport in Geothermal Research. In: Freeden, W., Nashed, M. Z. & Sonar, T. (eds.) Handbook of Geomathematics. Springer Berlin Heidelberg.


Hai Van Nguyen, Klaus Hack, Jörg Renner, (2013). A Variational Approach to Dynamic Recrystallization Using Probability Distributions, Proc. Appl. Math. Mech., 13: 275–276.

Trepmann, C. A., Renner, J., and Druiventak, A. (2013). Experimental deformation and recrystallization of olivine – processes and timescales of damage healing during postseismic relaxation at mantle depths, Solid Earth, 4, 423-450

Ortiz R., A. E., Jung, R., and Renner, J. (2013). Two-dimensional numerical investigations on the termination of bilinear flow in fractures, J. Geophys. Res.

Rempe, M., et al., 2013. Damage and seismic velocity structure of pulverized rocks near the San Andreas Fault, J. Geophys. Res. 118, 2813-2831.

Kurzeja, P. S., et al., 2013. The critical frequency in biphasic media: beyond Biot's approach, Biot Conf. Proc.

Hackl, K., and J. Renner, 2013. High-temperature deformation and recrystallization: A variational analysis and its application to olivine aggregates., J. Geophys. Res., 118.

Hackl, K., et al., 2013. A variational approach to grooving and wetting, acta materialia, 61(5), 1581-1591.

Fokker, P. A., et al., 2013. Numerical modeling of periodic pumping tests in wells penetrating a heterogeneous aquifer, American Journal of Environmental Science, 9(1), 1-13.

Duda, M., and J. Renner, 2013. The weakening effect of water on the brittle failure strength of sandstone, Geophys. J. Int., 192, 1091-1108.


Griffith W.A., Mitchell T.M., Renner J., Di Toro G., 2012. Coseismic damage and softening of fault rocks at seismogenic depths, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Vol. 353-354, 219-230.

Vinci, C., et al., 2012. Analysis and modeling of the hydro-mechanics of deformable fractures, Proc. Appl. Math. Mech., 12, 387–388.

Druiventak, A., Matysiak, A. Renner, J. & Trepmann, C.A., 2012. Kick-and-cook experiments on peridotite: simulating coseismic deformation and post-seismic creep, Terra Nova, 24, 62-69.

Fokker, P.A., Renner, J. & Verga, F., 2012. Applications of harmonic pulse testing to field cases, SPE 154048.


Druiventak, A., Trepmann, C.A., Renner, J. & Hanke, K., 2011. Low-temperature plasticity of olivine during high stress deformation of peridotite at lithospheric conditions – an experimental study, Earth Planet. Sci. Let., 311, 199-211.

Ortiz R., A.E., Renner, J. & Jung, R., 2011. Hydromechanical analyses of the hydraulic stimulation of borehole Basel 1, Geophys. J. Int., 185, 1266-1287.


Moghadam, R.H., Trepmann, C.A., Stöckhert, B. & Renner, J., 2010. Rheology of synthetic omphacite aggregates at high pressure and high temperature, J. Petrol., 51, 921-945.

Petrishcheva, E. & Renner, J., 2010. Characteristics of pore migration controlled by diffusion through the pore-filling fluid, Phys. Chem. Minerals, 37, 601-611.

Wöhrl, B., Wessling, S., Bartetzko, A., Pei, J. & Renner, J., 2010. Comparison of Methods to Derive Rock Mechanical Properties from Formation Evaluation Logs. in 44th US Rock Mechanics SymposiumAmerican Rock Mechanics Association, Salt Lake City.


Xu, L., Renner, J., Herwegh, M. & Evans, B., (2009). The effect of dissolved magnesium on creep of calcite II: Transition from diffusion creep to dislocation creep. Contrib. Mineral. Petrol., 157, 339-358.


Adeagbo, W.A., Doltsinis, N.L., Klevakina, K. & Renner, J., 2008. Transport processes at a-quartz–water interfaces: insights from first-principles molecular dynamics simulations, Chem. Phys. Chem., 9, 994 – 1002.

Maineult, A., Strobach, E. & Renner, J., 2008. Self-potential signals induced by periodic pumping tests, J. Geophys. Res., 113, B01203.

Song, I. & Renner, J., 2008. Hydromechanical properties of Fontainebleau sandstone: Experimental determination and micromechanical modeling, J. Geophys. Res., 113, doi:10.1029/2007JB005055.


Renner, J., Siddiqi, G. & Evans, B., 2007. Plastic flow of two-phase marbles, J. Geophys. Res., 112, B07203.

ter Heege, J.H. & Renner, J., 2007. In situ impedance spectroscopy on pyrophyllite and CaCO3 at high pressure and temperature: phase transformations and kinetics of atomistic transport, Phys. Chem. Minerals, 34, 445-465.

Song, I. & Renner, J., 2007. Analysis of oscillatory fluid flow through rock samples, Geophys. J. Int., 170, 195-204.


Renner, J. & Messar, M., 2006. Periodic pumping tests, Geophys. J. Int., 167, 479-493.

Costamagna, R., Renner, J. & Bruhns, O., 2006. Relationship between fracture and friction for brittle rocks, Mech. Mat., 39, 291-301.

Song, I. & Renner, J., 2006b. Linear pressurization method for determining hydraulic permeability and specific storage of a rock sample, Geophys. J. Int., 164, 685-696.

Song, I. & Renner, J., 2006a. Experimental Investigation into the scale dependence of fluid transport in heterogeneous rocks, Pure and Applied Geophysics, 163, 2103-2123.


Petrishcheva, E. & Renner, J., 2005. Two-dimensional analysis of pore drag and drop, Acta Materialia, 53, 2793-2803.


Song, I., Renner, J., Elphick, S. & Main, I., 2004. Linear flow injection technique for the determination of permeability and specific storage of a rock specimen: Flow control versus pressure control in Dynamics of fluids in fractured rocks, pp. 36-41, eds Faybishenko, B. & Witherspoon, P. A. Berkeley Lab, Berkeley, CA.


Renner, J., Viskupic, K.M., Hirth, G. & Evans, B., 2003. Melt segregation from partially molten peridotites, Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 4, doi:10.1029/2002GC000369.

Rybacki, E., Konrad, K., Renner, J., Wachmann, M., Stöckhert, B. & Rummel, F., 2003. Experimental deformation of synthetic aragonite marble, J. Geophys. Res., 108, Art. No. 2174.


de Bresser, J.H.P., Evans, B. & Renner, J., 2002. On estimating the strength of calcite rocks under natural conditions. in Deformation Mechanisms, Rheology and Tectonics: Current Status and Future Perspectives, pp. 309-329, eds. Meer, S. d., Drury, M. R., Bresser, J. H. P. d. & Pennock, G. M. Geological Society, London.

Renner, J. & Evans, B., 2002. Do calcite rocks obey the power-law creep equation? in Deformation Mechanisms, Rheology and Tectonics: Current Status and Future Perspectives, pp. 293-307, eds. Meer, S. d., Drury, M. R., Bresser, J. H. P. d. & Pennock, G. M. Geological Society, London.

Renner, J., Evans, B. & Siddiqi, G., 2002b. Dislocation creep of calcite, J. Geophys. Res., 107, doi:10.1029/2001JB001680.

Renner, J., Evans, B. & Hirth, G., 2002a. Grain growth and inclusion formation in partially molten carbonate rocks, Contrib. Mineral. Petrol., 142, 501-514.


Evans, B., Renner, J. & Hirth, G., 2001. A few remarks on the kinetics of static grain growth in rocks, Int. J. Earth Sci. (Geol. Rundsch.), 90, 88-103.

Renner, J., Stöckhert, B., Zerbian, A., Röller, K. & Rummel, F., 2001. An experimental study into the rheology of synthetic polycrystalline coesite aggregates, J. Geophys. Res., 106, 19,411-419,429.


Renner, J., Hettkamp, T. & Rummel, F., 2000b. Rock mechanical characterization of an argillaceous host rock of a potential radioactive waste repository, Rock Mech. Rock Eng., 33, 153-178.

Renner, J., Evans, B. & Hirth, G., 2000a. On the rheologically critical melt percentage, Earth Planet. Sci. Let., 181, 585-594.


Rybacki, E., Renner, J., Konrad, K., Harbott, W., Stöckhert, B. & Rummel, F., 1998. A servohydraulically controlled deformation apparatus for rock deformation under conditions of ultra-high pressure metamorphism, Pageoph, 152, 579-606.

Stöckhert, B. & Renner, J., 1998. Rheology of crustal rocks at ultrahigh pressure. in When Continents Collide: Geodynamics and Geochemistry of Ultrahigh-Pressure Rocks, pp. 57-95, eds. Hacker, B. R. & Liou, J. G. Kluwer Ac. Pub.


Renner, J., Zerbian, A. & Stöckhert, B., 1997. Microstructures of synthetic polycrystalline coesite aggregates. The effect of pressure, temperature, and time, Lithos, 41, 169-184.

Renner, J. & Rummel, F., 1996. The effect of experimental and microstructural parameters on the transition from brittle failure to cataclastic flow of carbonate rocks, Tectonophysics, 258, 151-169.


Rehde, S., Konietzky, H., Renner, J. (2019). Mit hydraulischer Stimulation kann man unterirdische Wärme als Energiequelle nutzen. In: MISCHO, H. (ed.) Entdecker Unter Tage 1919-2019. Halle (Saale): Mitteldeutscher Verlag.

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