Modelling a borehole subjected to fluid pressure

Golshani, Aliakbar and Tran-Cong, Thanh (2006) Modelling a borehole subjected to fluid pressure. In: 2006 International Conference on Nonlinear Analysis & Engineering Mechanics Today, 11-14 Dec 2006, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.


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Fluid pressure inside a borehole produces hydraulic fracture and damage zones in the vicinity of the borehole. These fractures result from stress concentrations around the borehole. The results of numerical simulation of a borehole subjected to fluid pressure using a micromechanical damage model [2] are presented in this paper. It is observed that tensional concentrated stresses are generated around the bottom of the borehole by the applied fluid pressure. Furthermore, fractures develop from the corners of the bottom of the borehole.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:57
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:42
Uncontrolled Keywords: hydraulic fracture, micromechanical damage model
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091399 Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified
09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091306 Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS)
09 Engineering > 0915 Interdisciplinary Engineering > 091504 Fluidisation and Fluid Mechanics

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