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JEROME WASSERMANN

Research engineer

Téléphone : 0134256800

Présentation

Professional Address

Dr. Jérôme Wassermann

Mechanics and Materials of Civil Engineering
University of Cergy-Pontoise
Office A310
5, mail Gay Lussac, 
95000 Neuville sur Oise, FRANCE.

+33(0)1 34 25 73 28
jerome.wassermann@u-cergy.fr

Thèmes de recherche

 

Laboratory and field Interests

 

Rock physics (laboratory and in situ)

Rock damage (stress-induced, salt weathering)

Stone Conservation

Excavation Damaged Zone (EDZ) characterization and monitoring

Acoustic emissions (AE) monitoring

Permeability monitoring

Barometric pumping and Radon (Rn-222) monitoring

 

Lab and Field work

 

> Co-Investigator (PI Y. Le Gonidec CNRS/Géosciences Rennes), MO-A project : Long-Term and Multi-Scale Monitoring with Passive Geophysical Methods (of nuclear waste disposal). 

 The MO-A experiments innovate in the field of geophysical methods to approach the scientific challenge of long-term monitoring of underground repositories. MO-A experiment is based on the monitoring of sustainable natural signals: (1) barometric signal and radon-222 activity concentration, (2) ambient seismic noise and (3) magnetotelluric signals. As a first step, one of the MO-A objectives consists in cataloging the natural sources available at the Mont Terri URL. Then, the measured quantities need to be related to in situ physical property variations defined through conventional geophysical methods, laboratory measurements and numerical modeling. These preliminary studies are required for the main objective of long-term monitoring which will be performed during the FE project (NAGRA/ANDRA). The potential of the innovating methods, as well as their resolutions, will be analyzed at different scales of applications, from the EDZ around a borehole to a damaged tunnel, or even to large scale of a whole repository.

 

Co-Investigator (PI C. David, GEC UCP) of the KG2B inter-lab benchmarking project of low permeability measurements.

 

> PI of the WITHIN project (Labex PATRIMA fundings), Water content distribution Imagery wiThin HerItage stoNe and buildings. PhD Thesis of Oriol SANCHEZ-ROVIRA - Team : L2MGC, GEC, AGORA labs (UCP), LRMH, Geosciences Rennes (Uni. Rennes I), METIS (UPMC)  

Water content distribution in masonry is a determining factor in the frame of the weathering processes, in particular for built heritage where the base of the masonry is often in direct contact with the water contained in the soil. The water content variations in the porous medium influence the salt concentration and hence the crystallization / dissolution processes; the latter being recognized as an important alteration mechanism. In the valley of Vaux-de-la-Celle (Genainville, North West of Paris basin, France), Gallo-Roman masonry are subject to weather and their basement in water from the water table. A variation of water content within the masonry could be induced by seasonal variations of the water table and / or barometric pumping due to atmospheric pressure oscillations. Such periodic behavior is an important factor in long-term damage due to crystallization / dissolution of salts.

The purpose of this research is to characterize and track the distribution of the water content in the masonry of Genainville site over several months, to better understand the effects on the long-term damage.

WITHIN combines two imaging methods of the water content distribution, both in situ (metric scale) and laboratory (centimeter scale). Imaging surface by IRT would be complemented by an in-depth imaging of ERT. In the laboratory, initially, petrophysical characterizations of the materials in question are conducted; experiments in conditions analog to in situ ones with ERT and IRT methods are also performed. The characterizations of the electrical, thermal, mechanical and transport properties will feed models of partially saturated porous media that will help to discriminate the effects and the interpretation of measurements in the field.

 

> PI of the PREVENT project (Labex PATRIMA fundings), Building heritage in its environnement, multi-scale tracing of fluid flows and prediction tools of transfer properties for the preservation and restoration of the building heritage, application to the archaeological site of Vaux-de-la-Celle (Genainville).

 

Related Links :

http://www.mont-terri.ch/internet/mont-terri/en/homepage.html

https://www.u-cergy.fr/fr/laboratoires/laboratoire-gec/actualite/conference-internationale-sur-les-milieux-peu-permeables.html

https://labo.u-cergy.fr/~kg2b/index.html 

Publications

 

Articles

 

1. Wassermann, J., Amitrano, D., Senfaute, G. and Homand, F., 2003. Damage evolution during uniaxial compressive tests evaluated by acoustic emission monitoring, Geotechnical Measurements and Modelling, O. Natau, E. Fecker & E. Pimentel (eds), Karlsruhe, 413-418.

2. Senfaute, G., Wassermann, J., & Homand, F., 2008. Induced microseismicity and mechanical response during the experimental flooding of an iron ore mine. In Proceedings of the Symposium Post-mining.

3. Wassermann, J., Senfaute, G., Amitrano, D. and Homand, F., 2009. Evidence of dilatant and non-dilatant damage processes in oolitic iron ore: P-wave velocity and acoustic emission analyses, Geophysical Journal International, 177, (3), pp. 1343-1356(14), doi 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2008.04017.x

4. Wassermann, J., J.C. Sabroux, S. Pontreau, S. Bondiguel, S. Guillon, P. Richon, E. Pili, 2011. Characterization and monitoring of the excavation damaged zone in fractured gneisses of the Roselend tunnel, French Alps, Tectonophysics, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2010.10.013.

5. Le Gonidec, Y., Schubnel, A., Wassermann, J., Gibert, D., Nussbaum, C., Kergosien, B., Sarout, J., Maineult, A., Guéguen, Y., 2012. Field-scale acoustic investigation of a damaged anisotropic shale during a gallery excavation, Int. J. Rock Mech. & Min. Sci., 51, 136-148, doi:10.1016/j.ijrmms.2012.01.018.

6. Nguyen, V.H., Gland, N., Dautriat, J., David, C., Guelard, J. and Wassermann, J., 2012. Experimental study and modeling of the hydromechanical behavior of a weakly consolidated sandstone under proprtional triaxial compression stress paths, Proc. 46th US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium, Chicago, USA, 24 27 June.

7. Nguyen V.H., Gland N., Dautriat J., David C., Wassermann J., Guélard J., 2014. Compaction, permeability evolution and stress path effects in unconsolidated sand and weakly consolidated sandstone, International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 67, 226-239.

8. Le Gonidec, Y., Sarout, J., Wassermann, J., Nussbaum, C., 2014. Damage initiation and propagation assessed from stress-induced microseismic events during a mine-by test in the Opalinus Clay, Geophysical Journal International. doi:xxx

9. Denecker M.F.C., Hébert, R.L., Wassermann J., Dosseh, G., Menendez, B., Bourgès A., 2014. Experimental study of the crystallization of sodium sulfate hydrates through temperature monitoring, Environmental Earth Sciences. doi:yyyy

10. Wassermann, J., Le Gonidec, Y., Gibert, D., Nicollin, F., Maineult A. and Thomas, B., 2014. Recommendations for further works and perspectives in Geophysical Investigation of the Excavation Damaged Zone during a mine-by experiment, Chapter 9 - Rep. Swiss geol. Survey 5.

11. Le Gonidec Y., Sarout J., Wassermann, J., Schubnel A., Gibert, D., Nussbaum, C., Kergosien, B., Maineult, A., Guéguen, Y., 2014. Acoustic experiments: seismic survey and micro-seismicity in Geophysical Investigation of the Excavation Damaged Zone during a mine-by experiment, Chapter 5 - Rep. Swiss geol. Survey 5.

12. Le Gonidec, Y., Nussbaum, C., Sarout, J., Wassermann, J., Bossart, P., 2015. Microseismicity induced in the Opalinus Clay by a gallery excavation in the Mont Terri Underground Rock Laboratory, Proc. 49th US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium.

13. Wild, K.M., Amann, F., Martin, C.D., Wassermann, J., David, C., 2015. Dilatancy of clay shales and its impact on effective stress under standard triaxial and pure shear compression stress path, Proc. 49th US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium.

14. Le Gonidec, Y., Nussbaum, C., Sarout, J., Wassermann, J., and Bossart, P., 2015. Microseismicity Induced in the Opalinus Clay by a Gallery Excavation in the Mont Terri Underground Rock Laboratory, Proc. 49th US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium.

15. Liu, J., Wassermann, J., Nguyen, C.D.,  Mertz, J.D., Giovannacci, D., Hébert, R., Ledesert, B., Barriere, V., Vermeersch, D., Mélinge, Y., 2016. IR thermography imaging of Water capillary imbibition into porous stones of a gallo-roman site, Proc. 13th International Congress on the Deterioration and Conservation of Stone, september 2016, Glasgow, Scotland, Royaume-Uni.

16. David, C., Wassermann, J. and the KG²B Team, 2017. The KG²B project: a world-wide benchmark of low permeability measurement, in Proc. 6th Biot Conference on Poromechanics, Paris, 9-13 July.


In preparation, submitted

 

1. Denecker, M. F.C., Esteban, L., Hébert, R.L., Wassermann, J., Menendez, B., Bourgès, A., Monitoring of damage in limestone induced by sodium sulfate crystallization through electrical, elastic and temperature responses, submitted (nov. 2015) in Quarterly Journal of Environmental Geology and Hydrology.

2. Amann, F., Le Gonidec, Y., Montse, S., Gschwind, S., Wassermann, J., Sarout, J., Nussbaum, C., Rock mechanical analysis of acoustic emission events recorded during a mine-by experiment at the Mont Terri Underground Research Laboratory. Submitted.

3. Jourde, K. et al., The Mont Terri underground laboratory opalinus clay imaged by muon tomography and gravimetry.

4. Wassermann, J. et al., Intrinsic Anisotropy effects on rock damage distribution. 

 

 

Invited communications

 

1. Wassermann, J., oct. 2012, Long-term and multi-scale monitoring with passive geophysical methods. IAEA WORKSHOP, Monitoring in argillaceous and crystalline rocks in the context of repository development-The role and contribution of URL programs, Saint-Ursanne, Suisse.

 

Communications (oral, poster)

 

1. Wassermann, J., Senfaute, G., Homand, F. and Amitrano, D., 2003. Damage evolution during uniaxial compressive tests characterized by acoustic emission monitoring, Geophysical Research Abstract Volume 5, Abstract-number EAE-A-05431, EGS – AGU – EUG Joint Assembly, Nice, poster

2. Wassermann, J., Amitrano, D. , Senfaute, G. and Homand, F., 2004. Damage processes during uniaxial compressive tests using acoustic emission monitoring, Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 6, 01805, EGU – 1st General Assembly, Nice, communication orale

3. Senfaute, G., Soukatchoff, V. M., Clement, C., Laouafa, F., Dunner, C., Pfeifle, G., ... & Wassermann, J., 2007. Impact of climate change on rock slope stability: Monitoring and modelling. In International conference on Landslide and Climate Change.

4. Senfaute, G., Wassermann, J. and Homand, F., 2008. Induced micro-seismicity and mechanical responses during the experimental flooding of an iron ore mine. Post-mining, Nancy, France

5. Wassermann, J., Gasc, M., Senfaute, G., avr. 2009. Damage localization during uniaxial compressions of anisotropic rocks, European Geosciences Union General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, poster

6. Wassermann, J., Degas, M., Laouafa, F., Sabroux, J. C., avr. 2009. Radon correlations with meteorological and geotechnical data in an underground chalk quarry, European Geosciences Union General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, poster

7. Le Gonidec Y., Schubnel A., Wassermann, J., Nussbaum, C., Kergosien, B., Sharma, V., Sarout, J., Guéguen, Y., avr. 2009. Acoustic monitoring of an EDZ in the Mont Terri Rock laboratory, Ascona, Switzerland, communication orale

8. Wassermann, J., Sabroux, J. C., Richon, P., Pili, E., sept. 2009. Characterisation of the Excavation Disturbed Zone (EDZ) in fractured gneisses of the Roselend tunnel, 8th Euro-conference of Rock Physics and Geomechanics, Ascona, Switzerland, communication orale

9. Le Gonidec, Y., Schubnel, A., Wassermann, J., Gibert, D., Guéguen, Y., Sarout, J., Kergosien, B., Nussbaum, C., 2010.EZG08 Project : Acoustic experiments to monitor the EDZ during the gallery excavation process in the Mont Terri Underground Research Laboratory (Switzerland), Clays in Natural and Engineered Barriers for Radioactive Waste Confinement, 4th International Meeting, Nantes

10. Wassermann, J., Sabroux, J. C., Richon, P., Pontreau, S., Guillon, S., Pili, E, 2010. Characterisation and monitoring of the Excavation Disturbed Zone (EDZ) in fractured gneisses of the Roselend underground laboratory: permeability measurements, transport property changes and related radon bursts. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 12, EGU2010-1463-1, EGU General Assembly, Vienne

11. Wassermann, J., Le Gonidec, Y., Gibert, D., Kergosien, B., Nussbaum, C., Nicollin, F., Adler, P., Vazquez, P., feb. 2012, Long-term and multi-scale monitoring with passive geophysical methods. Mont-Terri Technical Meeting, Saint-Ursanne, Suisse.

12. Le Gonidec, Y., Wassermann, J., Gibert, D., Kergosien, B., Nussbaum, C., Nicollin, F., Adler, P., Vazquez, P., 2012. Long-term and multi-scale monitoring with passive geophysical methods : principles and measurements at the Mont Terri Underground Research Laboratory, International meeting "Clays in Natural and Engineered Barriers for Radioactive Waste Confinement", Montpellier, France.

13. Le Gonidec, Y., Wassermann, J., Gibert, D., Kergosien, B., Nussbaum, C., Nicollin, F., Sarout, J., 2012. Geophysical monitoring of the EDZ during a gallery excavation in the Opalinus Clay of the Mont Terri URL : design and principles of specific in situ experimental setups. International meeting "Clays in Natural and Engineered Barriers for Radioactive Waste Confinement", Montpellier, France.

14. Le Gonidec, Y., Wassermann, J., Nussbaum, C., Sarout, J., Gibert, D., Kergosien, B., 2012. Geophysical monitoring of the EDZ during a gallery excavation in the Opalinus Clay at the Mont Terri URL : Acoustic monitoring and source mechanisms of the damage. International meeting "Clays in Natural and Engineered Barriers for Radioactive Waste Confinement", Montpellier, France.

15. Wassermann, J., Le Gonidec, Y., Gibert, D., Kergosien, B., Nussbaum, C., Nicollin, F., Adler, P., Vazquez, P., feb. 2013, Long-term and multi-scale monitoring with passive geophysical methods. Mont-Terri Technical Meeting, Saint-Ursanne, Suisse.

16. Wassermann, J., Le Gonidec, Y., Gibert, D., Kergosien, B., Nussbaum, C., Nicollin, F., Adler, P., Vazquez, P., May 2014, Long-term and multi-scale monitoring with passive geophysical methods of nuclear waste disposal. The 10th Euroconference on Rock Physics and Rock Mechanics, Aussois, France.

17. Wassermann, J.,Thoraval, A., Gibert, D., Jourde, K., Sabroux, J.C., May 2014, EDZ permeability monitoring through barometric pumping : case study in the Opalinus Clay (Mont Terri URL, Swiss Jura). The 10th Euroconference on Rock Physics and Rock Mechanics, Aussois, France.

18. David, C., Wassermann, J., Amann, F. and KG2B Team, 2015. The KG2B project: a world-wide benchmark of low permeability measurement. Low Permeability Media and Nanoporous Materials from Characterisation to Modelling: Can we do it better? Rueil-Malmaison (near Paris), France, 9-11 June 2015 : Abstract Volume, (2015) Rueil-Malmaison: LowPerm2015.

19. Liu, J., Wassermann, J., Nguyen, C.D.,  Mertz, J.D., Giovannacci, D., Hébert, R., Ledesert, B., Barriere, V., Vermeersch, D., Sanchez-Rovira, O., Mélinge, Y., 2016. IR thermography imaging of Water capillary imbibition into porous stones of a gallo-roman site, 13th International Congress on the Deterioration and Conservation of Stone, september 2016, Glasgow, Scotland, Royaume-Uni.

20. Bonnelye, A., David, C., Schubnel, A., Wassermann, J., Lefèvre, M., Henry, P., ... & Dick, P. (2017, April). Evolution of petrophysical properties of across natural faults: a study on cores from the Tournemire underground research laboratory (France). In EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts (Vol. 19, p. 17112).

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Education

 

Ph.D. Civil Engineering, Hydrosystem, Environment, Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine (INPL), Nancy, France, 2006

Magister Earth Sciences, Paris XI-Orsay University – Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris – Paris VI University, 2001

M.Sc. Geophysics, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (IPGP), Paris, France, 2001

B.Sc. Earth Sciences, Paris XI-Orsay University – Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris – Paris VI University, 1999

 

Post-doctoral training

 

Post-doctoral Fellow, Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire (IRSN), CEA Saclay, France, 2009-2010

Post-doctoral Fellow, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (IPGP), Paris, France, 2008

Post-doctoral Fellow, LCPC, Toulouse, France, 3 months, 2006

 

Position

Since 2015  Research engineer at Université de Cergy-Pontoise,
Mechanics and Materials of Civil Engineering

2010-2014 Research engineer at Université de Cergy-Pontoise, Geosciences and Environment Cergy