Saturated flow in a single fracture: Evaluation of the Reynolds equation in measured aperture fields

Abstract

Fracture transmissivity and detailed aperture fields are measured in analog fractures specifically designed to evaluate the utility of the Reynolds equation. We employ a light transmission technique with well-defined accuracy (;1% error) to measure aperture fields at high spatial resolution (;0.015 cm). A Hele-Shaw cell is used to confirm our approach by… (More)

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@inproceedings{Nicholl1999SaturatedFI, title={Saturated flow in a single fracture: Evaluation of the Reynolds equation in measured aperture fields}, author={Mary Jane Nicholl and Harihar Rajaram and R. J. Glass}, year={1999} }