Benjamin Powlay

Benjamin Powlay

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

School of Chemical Engineering

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

iPhD Student at the University of Adelaide with 5 years experience as a Geotechnical Engineer within the Mining, Oil, and Civil industry internationally focusing on utilising Hydraulic Fracturing in Hard Rock Mining, and Monitoring systems.

Researching within Geomechanics and Resources Geotechnical Engineering Investigating the use of Preconditioning to Manage Cave Backpropagation and Rock Burst Risk

iPhD Geomechanics and Resources Geotechnical Engineering  
Investigating the use of Preconditioning to Manage Cave Back Propagation and Rock Burst Risk


  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2023 Powlay, B., Karakus, M., Amrouch, K., & Chester, C. (2023). The effect of notches on breakdown pressure during hydraulic fracturing at various stress regimes. In IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science Vol. 1124 (pp. 012027). Online: IOP Publishing.
    DOI Scopus1
    2023 Powlay, B., Karakus, M., Amrouch, K., & Chester, C. (2023). The Effect of Quantity and Spacings of Notches on Hydraulic Fracturing at Different Stress Regimes. In All Days. Atlanta, Georgia, USA: ARMA.
    2022 Powlay, B., Karakus, M., Amrouch, K., & Chester, C. (2022). A novel method to predict hydraulic fracturing breakdown pressure..

Research Training Program Scholarship 

iPhD Sponsorship - OZ Minerals

Tutor in Rock Mechanics, Deformable Materials, and Numerical Modelling

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