GIOT Richard

GIOT Richard 2018-09-05T09:24:12+00:00

GIOT Richard

Professeur des Universités – Géomécanicien, Mécanicien des Roches

Bâtiment B 1 – ENSI Poitiers

Equipe HydASA (E2)

IC2MP UMR 7285 – Université de Poitiers – ENSIP Poitiers

Bâtiment B1, TSA 41105

1 rue Marcel Doré

86073 Poitiers cedex 9

Tel : +33 (0)5 49 45 35 29

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Research Skills:

– Identification of geomechanical parameters by inverse analysis.

– THM coupling phenomena in saturated and partially saturated conditions,

– Fracturing and fracture flows.

– Upscalling HM process in clays, from nano-scale to macro-scale.

– Self-sealing and swelling of claystones.

– Modeling of underground structures taking into account THM couplings and fracturing.

– Gas transfer.

Mots clés : Mécanique des roches, modélisation numérique, couplages hydro-mécaniques, fracturation, méthodes inverses, roches argileuses, ouvrages souterrains.


  • 1996-1998 « Classes Préparatoires aux Grandes Ecoles », BCPST (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Sciences), Lycée Pothier, Orléans, France.
  • 1998-2001 Engineer diploma, National Engineering School of Geology (ENSG), INPL, Nancy, France.
  • 2001-2004 PhD studies in Rock Mechanics at Polytechnical National Institute of Lorraine, France.

Thesis: Interpretation of stress measurements by relaxation method in deep clayey geological layers.

  • 2013 HDR diploma (Habilitation à diriger des Recherches), Lorraine University.
  • Thesis: Numerical modelling of THM couplings in geomechanics: from inversion of experimental data to structure calculation.

Cursus professionnel

  • 2004-2005 Temporary Lecturer and Research Assistant, INPL, Engineering School of Geology (ENSG), Nancy, France.
  • 2005-20016 Associate Professor, Lorraine University, France. Education: Engineering School of Geology (ENSG), Nancy, France. Research: LAEGO (2005-2013, Rock Mechanics team) then GeoRessources UMR CNRS 7359 (2013-2016, Multi-scale Hydro-Geomechanics team)
  • Since 2016 Full Professor, Poitiers University, France. Education: Engineering School of Poitiers (ENSI Poitiers), Poitiers, France. Research: Institute of Chemistry, Materials and Natural Resources of Poitiers (IC2MP), UMR CNRS 7285, Team E2 HydrASA.

Publications marquantes

  • Giot R., Granet S., Faivre M.,  Massoussi N., Huang J. 2018. A transversely isotropic thermo-poroelastic model for claystone: parameter identification and application to a 3D underground structure. Geomechanics and Geoengineering. DOI: 10.1080/17486025.2018.1445874
  • Mazuyer A., Cupillard P., Giot R., Conin M., Leroy Y., Thore P. 2018. Stress estimation in reservoirs using an integrated inverse method. Computers and Geosciences, 114:30-40. DOI: 10.1016/j.cageo.2018.01.004.
  • Faivre M., Paul B., Golfier F., Giot R., Massin P., Colombo D. 2016. 2D coupled HM-XFEM modeling with cohesive zone model and applications to fluid-driven fracture network. Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 159:115-143. DOI: 10.1016/j.engfracmech.2016.03.029.
  • Raude S., Laigle F., Giot R., Fernandes R., 2015. A unified thermo-plastic/viscoplastic constitutive model for geomaterials. Acta Geotechnica, DOI: 10.1007/s11440-015-0396-6.
  • Giot R., Giraud A., Auvray C. 2013. Assessing the permeability in anisotropic and weakly permeable porous rocks using radial pulse tests. Oil & Gas Science and Technology. DOI: 10.2516/ogst/2013146.
  • Guillon T., Giot R., Giraud A., Armand G. 2012. Response of the Callovo-Oxfordian claystones during drying tests: unsaturated hydromechanical behavior. Acta Geotechnica, 7(4):313-332, DOI: 10.1007/s11440-012-0172-9.
  • Giot R., Giraud A., Guillon T., Auvray C. 2012. Three-dimensional poromechanical back analysis of the pulse test accounting for transverse isotropy. Acta Geotechnica, 7(3):151-165, DOI: 10.1007/s11440-012-0158-7.

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