Hydraulic fracturing is extensively used in hydrocarbon extraction and in Engineered Geothermal Systems. However, many aspects involved in the initiation, propagation and interaction of existing and newly-created fractures are not clearly understood. Since the data obtained from real-scale stimulations provide solely indirect information on the fracturing processes, laboratory and numerical analyses play a crucial role for better understanding the mechanisms involved in the hydraulic fracturing of rocks.
Comparison Between Numerical and Experimental Observations Made in Hydraulic Fracturing Tests
Goncalves da Silva, B., and H. H. Einstein. "Comparison Between Numerical and Experimental Observations Made in Hydraulic Fracturing Tests." Paper presented at the 51st U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, San Francisco, California, USA, June 2017.
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