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Paper presented at the ISRM International Symposium - EUROCK 2020, June 14–19, 2020
Paper Number: ISRM-EUROCK-2020-031
... established by coupling the discrete fractures and matrix, and it solved by the finite element method. The effect of formation characteristics and drilling fluid parameters on the breathing effect is investigated and analysed systematically. The results show breathing effect is prone to observe in the...
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Paper presented at the ISRM European Rock Mechanics Symposium - EUROCK 2017, June 20–22, 2017
Paper Number: ISRM-EUROCK-2017-066
...' impermeable and drainage elements. Also, there is provided the stand's description and laboratory studies' results which are the compositions' influence on permeability of porous medium. A method of creating membranes by hydraulic fracturing of the rocks, in which to get a transverse fracture, shear loading...
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Paper presented at the ISRM European Rock Mechanics Symposium - EUROCK 2017, June 20–22, 2017
Paper Number: ISRM-EUROCK-2017-030
... Abstract Multistage mini hydraulic fracturing tests were performed in a borehole located in central Hungary in order to determine in-situ stress. At depth of about 500 to 560 meters, observed pressure versus time curve in metamorphic rock (mica schist) show a typical results. After each...
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Paper presented at the ISRM European Rock Mechanics Symposium - EUROCK 2017, June 20–22, 2017
Paper Number: ISRM-EUROCK-2017-015
... shaft boring, which can be up to 7 m in diameter, and therefore more akin to tunnel boring machines due to the scale of the excavation and extent of ground interaction. With increases in bore diameter, there is a need to properly define and evaluate the effect of the degree of rock mass fracturing on...
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Paper presented at the ISRM European Rock Mechanics Symposium - EUROCK 2017, June 20–22, 2017
Paper Number: ISRM-EUROCK-2017-031
... Abstract In this paper, a numerical investigation of uniaxial compressive tests on prismatic specimens with single cylindrical pre-existing cavities in brittle rock is performed. To investigate the rock fracture around cavities and to assess the potential of the numerical model to simulate...
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Paper presented at the ISRM European Rock Mechanics Symposium - EUROCK 2017, June 20–22, 2017
Paper Number: ISRM-EUROCK-2017-130
... Abstract In this study, we used the Particle Flow Code 2D (PFC2D) to simulate interaction of hydraulic fractures and natural fractures in low permeable hard rock. Natural fractures are simulated using the smooth joint model of PFC2D. We modified our fluid flow algorithm to model larger...
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Paper presented at the ISRM European Rock Mechanics Symposium - EUROCK 2017, June 20–22, 2017
Paper Number: ISRM-EUROCK-2017-070
...-grouting and 5.5 MPa for the second. Three new grouting concepts were applied to the post-grouting works; a new grout material, a new injection system, and a new post-grouting zone. As for a grout material, " durable liquid-type colloidal silica grout (CSG)" was applied to seal the narrow fractures. As...
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Paper presented at the ISRM European Rock Mechanics Symposium - EUROCK 2017, June 20–22, 2017
Paper Number: ISRM-EUROCK-2017-142
... Abstract In this article, the concept of Fatigue Hydraulic Fracturing (FHF) is described, and its geothermal application is discussed. The basic idea behind fatigue fracturing is to vary the effective stress magnitudes at the fracture tip to optimize fracture initiation and growth. The...
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Paper presented at the ISRM European Rock Mechanics Symposium - EUROCK 2017, June 20–22, 2017
Paper Number: ISRM-EUROCK-2017-092
... Wellbore Design paulatto borehole Reservoir Characterization Upstream Oil & Gas criteria evaluation permeability test fracture flow in porous media Fluid Dynamics sune carstensen procedia engineering 191 Copenhagen Limestone upper copenhagen limestone hydraulic fracturing frequency...
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Paper presented at the ISRM European Rock Mechanics Symposium - EUROCK 2017, June 20–22, 2017
Paper Number: ISRM-EUROCK-2017-127
... Abstract The paper examines methods of assessing the critical fractures and quality of an ornamental stone deposit. Fracture status was evaluated by an in-situ Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) test. The resulting 3D GPR model allowed exploration of the extension, shape, and orientation of the...
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Paper presented at the ISRM European Rock Mechanics Symposium - EUROCK 2017, June 20–22, 2017
Paper Number: ISRM-EUROCK-2017-068
... Abstract The nuclear disposal concept is based on compacted bentonite barrier placed into a borehole in the host rock. In crystalline rock, one of the issues is a non-uniform saturation of bentonite caused by inhomogeneity of the rock, typically the flow being concentrated to fractures. We...
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Paper presented at the ISRM European Rock Mechanics Symposium - EUROCK 2017, June 20–22, 2017
Paper Number: ISRM-EUROCK-2017-138
... Abstract Discontinuum and continuum modelling approaches were used to simulate the single- and multi-stage hydraulic fracturing. Twodimensional discontinuum modelling of single-stage fracturing revealed a marked modification of the stress field in the vicinity of the fracture (stress shadow...
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Paper presented at the ISRM European Rock Mechanics Symposium - EUROCK 2017, June 20–22, 2017
Paper Number: ISRM-EUROCK-2017-073
... numerical modelling of rock slopes is commonly implemented by continuum approaches [1–4], features such as fracture, fragmentation, and crack propagation within rock mass extended to a computer code is very much appreciated to better describe the unstable process characteristics of rock slopes. The...
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Paper presented at the ISRM European Rock Mechanics Symposium - EUROCK 2017, June 20–22, 2017
Paper Number: ISRM-EUROCK-2017-123
... tensile regions at the cavern wall. Because the tensile strength of rock salt is relatively low compared to its compressive strength it is likely that tensile stresses lead to discrete fractures orthogonal to the direction of the tensile stresses. If fractures of this kind are created - whether vertical...
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Paper presented at the ISRM European Rock Mechanics Symposium - EUROCK 2017, June 20–22, 2017
Paper Number: ISRM-EUROCK-2017-104
... Abstract The current study presents a numerical modeling approach for three-dimensional simulation of hydro-shearing in jointed rocks for the generation of a man-made, multi-fracture heat exchanger in Hot Dry Rock (HDR) Geothermal reservoir. Various literatures have suggested the presence of...
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Paper presented at the ISRM European Rock Mechanics Symposium - EUROCK 2017, June 20–22, 2017
Paper Number: ISRM-EUROCK-2017-139
... the existence or the formation of a sufficient exchange surface in the hot dry rock formation, between the two boreholes. Upstream Oil & Gas enhanced geothermal system Earthquake reservoir geomechanics pellet procedia engineering 191 Rock mechanics fracture network seismicity...
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Paper presented at the ISRM European Rock Mechanics Symposium - EUROCK 2017, June 20–22, 2017
Paper Number: ISRM-EUROCK-2017-134
... tests, using various substances, are used for a number of different purposes; however, they are generally employed particularly for the characterisation of flow systems. A system consisting of a flow field intersecting a water bearing fracture was first identified at the Josef Underground Laboratory...
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Paper presented at the ISRM European Rock Mechanics Symposium - EUROCK 2017, June 20–22, 2017
Paper Number: ISRM-EUROCK-2017-129
... Abstract Fractures have a significant impact on rock mass mechanical and hydraulic properties, which is a concern for rock engineering applications like excavation or repository design, support design, slope stability and caving in mines. To address this issue, a sound description of the...
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Paper presented at the ISRM European Rock Mechanics Symposium - EUROCK 2017, June 20–22, 2017
Paper Number: ISRM-EUROCK-2017-109
... Abstract In-situ stress measurements were carried out under a 290m overburden in the Kamaishi mine in Iwate Prefecture of Japan. The geology of the measurement site consists of granite. The Hydraulic Fracturing (HF) technique and the Compact Conical- ended Borehole Overcoring (CCBO) technique...
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Paper presented at the ISRM European Rock Mechanics Symposium - EUROCK 2017, June 20–22, 2017
Paper Number: ISRM-EUROCK-2017-149
... Abstract Fracture propagation in brittle rock is very fast and highly dynamic. Typically this process consists of fracture initiation, propagation and termination. Growth of micro-fractures is conceptually and numerically well established, however, current practices to model fracture...

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