How sorption-induced matrix deformation affects gas flow in coal seams : A new FE model

  • Hongbin Zhanga, Jishan Liua, D. Elsworthb
  • Published 2008


The influence of sorption-induced coal matrix deformation on the evolution of porosity and permeability of fractured coal seams is evaluated, together with its influence on gas recovery rates. The porosity-based model considers factors such as the volume occupied by the free-phase gas, the volume occupied by the adsorbed phase gas, the deformation-induced… (More)

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