Alteration of regional stress by reservoirs and other inhomogeneities : stabilizing or destabilizing ?

  title={Alteration of regional stress by reservoirs and other inhomogeneities : stabilizing or destabilizing ?},
  author={John W. Rudnicki and R. La},
The solution of Eshelby (1957) is used to calculate the alteration of regional stress by a reservoir or other region with elastic constants, pore pressure, or temperature different than the surrounding material. As the aspect ratio of the inhomogeneity, the ratio of thickness to lateral extent, approaches zero, the local strain change approaches uniaxial plus the imposed far field (regional) strain. The approach to uniaxial strain with decreasing aspect ratio is slower if the shear modulus of… CONTINUE READING


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