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Title: Experimental and Analytical Research on Fracture Processes in ROck

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.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
948451
Report Number(s):
DOE/GO/16061-1
TRN: US201106%%845
DOE Contract Number:
FG36-06GO16061
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Massachusetts Institute of Technologyh
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Geothermal Technologies (EE-2C)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
15 GEOTHERMAL ENERGY; COALESCENCE; FRACTURES; FRACTURING; GYPSUM; MARBLE; SIMULATION; WATER; Fractures; crack coalescence; granite; pressurized water