Fracture Networks: Analysis with Graph Theory, LBM and FEM

Abstract

Embedded fracture networks in rock masses are studied. The fluid flow in fracture networks with respect to variation of connectivity patterns is analyzed. Lattice Boltzmann method is used to show sensitivity of the permeability and fluid velocity distribution to connectivity patterns of generated fracture networks. Furthermore, fracture networks are mapped… (More)

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@article{Ghaffari2011FractureNA, title={Fracture Networks: Analysis with Graph Theory, LBM and FEM}, author={Hamed O. Ghaffari}, journal={CoRR}, year={2011}, volume={abs/1107.4918} }