Transport efficiency and dynamics of hydraulic fracture networks

Abstract

Intermittent fluid pulses in the Earth’s crust can explain a variety of geological phenomena, for instance the occurrence of hydraulic breccia. Fluid transport in the crust is usually modeled as continuous Darcian flow, ignoring that sufficient fluid overpressure can cause hydraulic fractures as fluid pathways with very dynamic behavior. Resulting hydraulic… (More)
DOI: 10.3389/fphy.2015.00063

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