Computational Modeling of Hydraulic Properties of a Sheared Single Rock Fracture

Computational Modeling of Hydraulic Properties of a Sheared Single Rock Fracture Transp Porous Med https://doi.org/10.1007/s11242-018-1030-5 Computational Modeling of Hydraulic Properties of a Sheared Single Rock Fracture 1 2,3,5 1,2,3 Amir A. Mofakham · Matthew Stadelman · Goodarz Ahmadi · 2,3,4 2 Kevin T. Shanley · Dustin Crandall Received: 29 August 2017 / Accepted: 28 February 2018 © This is a U.S. Government work and not under copyright protection in the US; foreign copyright protection may apply 2018 Abstract Flow through a single mechanically sheared Marcellus shale fracture was investi- gated computationally and experimentally. To provide a better understanding of the variation of hydraulic and geometrical characteristics of a fracture subjected to shearing, coupled shear flow tests on the fracture for four shearing displacement steps under constant normal stress were performed. At the end of each shearing step, computed tomography (CT) scans with resolution 26.8 μm were obtained and the corresponding fracture geometries were evaluated. The CT images were used to generate full aperture maps of the fracture configuration. In addition, average aperture maps were also created by averaging the full-resolution data over 10 × 10 pixels, smoothing out fine structural details. Computational modeling of water flow through the fractures at different shearing steps was performed using a modified local cubic http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Transport in Porous Media Springer Journals

Computational Modeling of Hydraulic Properties of a Sheared Single Rock Fracture

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Springer Journals
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Copyright © 2018 by This is a U.S. Government work and not under copyright protection in the US; foreign copyright protection may apply
Subject
Earth Sciences; Geotechnical Engineering & Applied Earth Sciences; Industrial Chemistry/Chemical Engineering; Hydrology/Water Resources; Civil Engineering; Hydrogeology; Classical and Continuum Physics
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0169-3913
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1573-1634
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10.1007/s11242-018-1030-5
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Transp Porous Med https://doi.org/10.1007/s11242-018-1030-5 Computational Modeling of Hydraulic Properties of a Sheared Single Rock Fracture 1 2,3,5 1,2,3 Amir A. Mofakham · Matthew Stadelman · Goodarz Ahmadi · 2,3,4 2 Kevin T. Shanley · Dustin Crandall Received: 29 August 2017 / Accepted: 28 February 2018 © This is a U.S. Government work and not under copyright protection in the US; foreign copyright protection may apply 2018 Abstract Flow through a single mechanically sheared Marcellus shale fracture was investi- gated computationally and experimentally. To provide a better understanding of the variation of hydraulic and geometrical characteristics of a fracture subjected to shearing, coupled shear flow tests on the fracture for four shearing displacement steps under constant normal stress were performed. At the end of each shearing step, computed tomography (CT) scans with resolution 26.8 μm were obtained and the corresponding fracture geometries were evaluated. The CT images were used to generate full aperture maps of the fracture configuration. In addition, average aperture maps were also created by averaging the full-resolution data over 10 × 10 pixels, smoothing out fine structural details. Computational modeling of water flow through the fractures at different shearing steps was performed using a modified local cubic

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Transport in Porous MediaSpringer Journals

Published: Jun 2, 2018

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