Compaction of a Rock Fracture Moderated by Competing Roles of Stress Corrosion and Pressure Solution

@article{Yasuhara2008CompactionOA,
  title={Compaction of a Rock Fracture Moderated by Competing Roles of Stress Corrosion and Pressure Solution},
  author={Hideaki Yasuhara and Derek Elsworth},
  journal={Pure and Applied Geophysics},
  year={2008},
  volume={165},
  pages={1289-1306}
}
  • Hideaki Yasuhara, Derek Elsworth
  • Published 2008
  • Geology
  • Pure and Applied Geophysics
  • Unusually rapid closure of stressed fractures, observed in the initial stages of loading and at low temperatures, is examined using models for subcritical crack growth and pressure solution. The model for stress corrosion examines tensile stress concentrations induced at the Hertzian contact of propping fracture asperities, and mediates fracture growth according to a kinetic rate law. Conversely, pressure solution is described by the rate-limiting process of dissolution, resulting from the… CONTINUE READING

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