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R&D is our core activity

YouWol R&D

The selected technologies, tools and research topics listed below are ongoing projects. Some of these projects, such as Arche (DDM) and the multiparametric inversion, are advanced enough to be available in the beta version of the YouWol Platform, which will be released during the first half of 2021.

Selected Technologies and Tools




This geomechanical module is based on YouWol new 3D Displacement Discontinuity Method (DDM) called Arche, which allows the modeling of deformation and stress around faults, salt bodies and other mechanically active objects within areas of complex geological background.




This enhanced restoration technology and workflow, based on the Finite Element Method (FEM) and continuum mechanics solution, will provide the petroleum industry with the most advanced 2D and 3D geological structural restoration modeling based on physics.


Analysis Tools


We are developing a series of 2D and 3D tools for scientific analysis and visualization dedicated to different fields of science. It includes plots and graphs as well as 3D representation of data, models and simulation results.

Selected Research Interests


Artificial Intelligence


We are exploring the problem of model optimization: providing observed quantities, how can we infer model parameters and assess uncertainties. We are investigating two main strategies: (i) Bayesian optimisation, when physical based models are applicable and (ii), deep learning for model that cannot easily be described by physical laws.


Multiparametric Inversion


This research topic, initiated in 1999 at Stanford University, consists of finding mechanically-based solutions for inverting displacements and far field tectonic stresses from observed deformation, strain or stress data. These techniques have several industrial and geophysical applications.


True 3D Failure Criterion


We are working on a true 3D failure criterion that can deal with anisotropic materials. This criterion is based on an energy criterion that we have been developing and testing. This failure criterion could be applied to wellbore stability evaluation and embedded into DDM and/or FEM.

Research & Collaborations

There are more than 300 available references of scientific publications related to the tools we have developed and provided to researchers since 1995 (list of publications to be made available soon).


We believe that collaborations lead to better ideas and ultimately better products that will benefit everyone. With this core belief we aim to collaborate with research groups, universities and our customers on different aspects of our platform.