A two‐dimensional poroelastic displacement discontinuity method for hydraulic fracture simulation

L. Vandamme, E. Detournay, A. H.‐D Cheng

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Abstract

The coupled diffusion and deformation phenomena induced by the opening of a hydraulic fracture in a poroelastic medium are modelled using an extension of the displacement discontinuity method. This method consists in distributing fluid source and poroelastic displacement discontinuity singularities along the locus of the fracture, and over time. As an illustration, the problem of a suddenly pressurized crack in an infinite formation is examined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)215-224
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics
Volume13
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989
Externally publishedYes

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