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Title: Experimental and Analytical Research on Fracture Processes in ROck

Technical Report ·
DOI:· OSTI ID:948451

Experimental studies on fracture propagation and coalescence were conducted which together with previous tests by this group on gypsum and marble, provide information on fracturing. Specifically, different fracture geometries wsere tested, which together with the different material properties will provide the basis for analytical/numerical modeling. INitial steps on the models were made as were initial investigations on the effect of pressurized water on fracture coalescence.

Research Organization:
Massachusetts Institute of Technologyh
Sponsoring Organization:
USDOE Office of Geothermal Technologies (EE-2C)
DOE Contract Number:
Report Number(s):
DOE/GO/16061-1; TRN: US201106%%845
Country of Publication:
United States