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Keywords: in-situ principal stressClose
Publisher: American Rock Mechanics Association
Paper presented at the 19th U.S. Symposium on Rock Mechanics (USRMS), May 1–3, 1978
Paper Number: ARMA-78-0018
... fracture is not obstructed in its growth, either internally or by adjacent formations, the fluid pres- sure will be sufficient only to cause extension perpendicular to the least in-situ principal stress. Even when small, open, natural fractures are intersected by the advancing fracture, the fluid pressure...
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