Hydraulic Fracture Mechanics

Hydraulic Fracture Mechanics

Author: Peter Valkó

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015032516489

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 328

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The book explores the theoretical background of one of the most widespread activities in hydrocarbon wells, that of hydraulic fracturing. A comprehensive treatment of the basic phenomena includes: linear elasticity, stresses, fracture geometry and rheology. The diverse concepts of mechanics are integrated into a coherent description of hydraulic fracture propagation. The chapters in the book are cross-referenced throughout and the connections between the various phenomena are emphasized. The book offers readers a unique approach to the subject with the use of many numerical examples.

Mechanics of Hydraulic Fracturing

Mechanics of Hydraulic Fracturing

Author: Xin-rong Zhang

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 111974234X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 350

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Comprehensive single-volume reference work providing an overview of experimental results and predictive methods for hydraulic fracture growth in rocks Mechanics of Hydraulic Fracturing provides a summary of the research in mechanics of hydraulic fractures undertaken the past two decades, plus new research trends to look for in the future. The book covers the contributions from theory, modeling, and experimentation, including the applications of models to reservoir stimulation, mining preconditioning, and the formation of geological structures. The four well-qualified editors emphasize the variety of diverse methods and tools in hydraulic fracturing and help the reader understand hydraulic fracture mechanics in complex geological situations. To aid in reader comprehension, case studies on the applications of new understandings and methods are included throughout the book. Sample topics covered in the book include: · Prediction of fracture shapes, sizes, and distributions in sedimentary basins, plus their importance in petroleum industry · Real-time monitoring methods, such as micro-seismicity and trace tracking · How to uncover geometries of fractures like dikes and veins · Fracture growth of individual foundations and applications of the process Researchers and university students working in the field of fluid-driven fracture growth will find immense value in this book as a comprehensive reference on hydraulic fracturing mechanics.

Porous Rock Fracture Mechanics

Porous Rock Fracture Mechanics

Author: Amir Shojaei

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 9780081007822

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 336

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Porous Rock Failure Mechanics: Hydraulic Fracturing, Drilling and Structural Engineering focuses on the fracture mechanics of porous rocks and modern simulation techniques for progressive quasi-static and dynamic fractures. The topics covered in this volume include a wide range of academic and industrial applications, including petroleum, mining, and civil engineering. Chapters focus on advanced topics in the field of rock’s fracture mechanics and address theoretical concepts, experimental characterization, numerical simulation techniques, and their applications as appropriate. Each chapter reflects the current state-of-the-art in terms of the modern use of fracture simulation in industrial and academic sectors. Some of the major contributions in this volume include, but are not limited to: anisotropic elasto-plastic deformation mechanisms in fluid saturated porous rocks, dynamics of fluids transport in fractured rocks and simulation techniques, fracture mechanics and simulation techniques in porous rocks, fluid-structure interaction in hydraulic driven fractures, advanced numerical techniques for simulation of progressive fracture, including multiscale modeling, and micromechanical approaches for porous rocks, and quasi-static versus dynamic fractures in porous rocks. This book will serve as an important resource for petroleum, geomechanics, drilling and structural engineers, R&D managers in industry and academia. Includes a strong editorial team and quality experts as chapter authors Presents topics identified for individual chapters are current, relevant, and interesting Focuses on advanced topics, such as fluid coupled fractures, rock’s continuum damage mechanics, and multiscale modeling Provides a ‘one-stop’ advanced-level reference for a graduate course focusing on rock’s mechanics

Fracture Mechanics

Fracture Mechanics

Author: Lucas Alves

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9789535127086

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 334

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This book is a collection of 13 chapters divided into seven sections: Section I: "General Foundations of the Stress Field and Toughness" with one chapter, Section II: "Fractography and Impact Analysis" with two chapters, Section III: "Toughness Fracture" with three chapters, Section IV: "Fracture Behavior" with two chapters, Section V: "Natural and Hydraulic Fractures" with two chapters, section VI: "Fatigue" with one chapter and Section VII: "Fracture Biomaterials and compatible" with two chapters. This book covers a wide range of application of fracture mechanics in materials science, engineering, rock prospecting, dentistry and medicine. The book is aimed towards materials scientists, metallurgists, mechanical and civil engineers, doctors and dentists and can also be well used in education, research and industry.

Mechanics of Hydraulic Fracturing

Mechanics of Hydraulic Fracturing

Author: Ching H. Yew

Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing

ISBN: 9780124200111

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 244

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Revised to include current components considered for today’s unconventional and multi-fracture grids, Mechanics of Hydraulic Fracturing, Second Edition explains one of the most important features for fracture design — the ability to predict the geometry and characteristics of the hydraulically induced fracture. With two-thirds of the world’s oil and natural gas reserves committed to unconventional resources, hydraulic fracturing is the best proven well stimulation method to extract these resources from their more remote and complex reservoirs. However, few hydraulic fracture models can properly simulate more complex fractures. Engineers and well designers must understand the underlying mechanics of how fractures are modeled in order to correctly predict and forecast a more advanced fracture network. Updated to accommodate today’s fracturing jobs, Mechanics of Hydraulic Fracturing, Second Edition enables the engineer to: Understand complex fracture networks to maximize completion strategies Recognize and compute stress shadow, which can drastically affect fracture network patterns Optimize completions by properly modeling and more accurately predicting for today’s hydraulic fracturing completions Discusses the underlying mechanics of creating a fracture from the wellbore Enhanced to include newer modeling components such as stress shadow and interaction of hydraulic fracture with a natural fracture, which aids in more complex fracture networks Updated experimental studies that apply to today’s unconventional fracturing cases

Fracture Mechanics of Rock

Fracture Mechanics of Rock

Author: Barry Kean Atkinson

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781483292748

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 548

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The analysis of crack problems through fracture mechanics has been applied to the study of materials such as glass, metals and ceramics because relatively simple fracture criteria describe the failure of these materials. The increased attention paid to experimental rock fracture mechanics has led to major contributions to the solving of geophysical problems. The text presents a concise treatment of the physics and mathematics of a representative selection of problems from areas such as earthquake mechanics and prediction, hydraulic fracturing, hot dry rock geothermal energy, fault mechanics, and dynamic fragmentation.

Fracture Mechanics of Rock

Fracture Mechanics of Rock

Author: Barry Kean Atkinson

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822002396935

Category: Fracture mechanics

Page: 556

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In this work, the authors have attempted to present a concise treatment of the physics and mathematics of a representative selection of problems from areas such as earthquake mechanics and prediction, hydraulic fracturing, hot dry rock geothermal energy, and dynamic fragmentation.

Geologic Fracture Mechanics

Geologic Fracture Mechanics

Author: Richard A. Schultz

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108119023

Category: Science

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This lively introduction to geologic fracture mechanics provides a consistent treatment of all common geologic structural discontinuities. It explores the formation, growth and interpretation of fractures and deformation bands, from theoretical, field and lab-based perspectives, bridging the gap between a general textbook treatment and the more advanced research literature. It allows the reader to acquire basic tools to interpret discontinuity origins, geometries, patterns and implications using many of the leading and contemporary concepts known to specialists in the field. Problem sets are provided at the end of each chapter, and worked examples are included within each chapter to illustrate topics and enable self-study. With all common geologic structures including joints, hydrofractures, faults, stylolites and deformation bands being discussed from a fresh perspective, it will be a useful reference for advanced students, researchers and industry practitioners interested in structural geology, neotectonics, rock mechanics, planetary geology, and reservoir geomechanics.

Fracture Mechanics

Fracture Mechanics

Author: George A. Papadopoulos

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781447119920

Category: Science

Page: 285

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Fracture and Mechanics is concerned with the experimental method of static and dynamic caustics and the Distribution of Determinant (Det.)-criterion of fracture. The Det.-criterion determines the conditions causing a crack and gives information on the expected angle of crack propagation. The object of this publication is to present the latest results to the re.earch and development community and to assist the teaching of experimental fracture mechanics and stress analysis in undergraduate and postgraduate courses. After discussing the basic theoretical considerations on the subject, experimental techniques and applications are introduced. Most of the results presented are based on the author's own investigations in the field of experimental mechanics since 1973 at the National Technical University of Athens.

Fracture Mechanics of Concrete Structures

Fracture Mechanics of Concrete Structures

Author: Z.P. Bazant

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781482286847

Category: Architecture

Page: 1022

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This conference is the first in a series of conferences dedicated to Fracture Mechanics of Concrete Structures. Due to the recent explosion of interest in research on fracture in concrete, the conference has brought together the world's leading researchers in fracture of concrete and this book contains the proceedings.