Propagation of non-planar pressurized cracks from a borehole

J. A L Napier, E. Detournay

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Abstract

The in-situ stress field plays a crucial role in determining the orientation and shape of fractures that are initiated from a borehole. The paper outlines some investigations into the initial propagation of fractures from a pressurized borehole in both two-dimensional and three-dimensional cases. This has specific importance in understanding the stress field orientation and highlights some important contrasts between two and threedimensional simulations of fracture propagation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationResearch and Applications in Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation, SEMC 2013
Pages597-602
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Dec 9 2013
Event5th International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation, SEMC 2013 - Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: Sep 2 2013Sep 4 2013

Publication series

NameResearch and Applications in Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation, SEMC 2013

Other

Other5th International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation, SEMC 2013
CountrySouth Africa
CityCape Town
Period9/2/139/4/13

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