Energy analysis of hydraulic fracturing

Golshani, Aliakbar and Tran-Cong, Thanh (2008) Energy analysis of hydraulic fracturing. In: 12th International Conference of IACMAG, 1-6 Oct 2008, Goa, India.

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[Abstract]: In this paper, numerical simulations of circular boreholes under internal hydraulic pressure are carried out to investigate the energy transferred to the surrounding rock and the breakdown pressure. The simulations are conducted by using a micromechanical continuum damage model proposed by Golshani et al. (2006). The simulation results suggest that the borehole breakdown pressure and the energy transferred to the surrounding rock are dependent on the mechanical properties of the rock and borehole size. Although the energy transferred to the surrounding rock increases with increasing borehole size, the borehole breakdown pressure decreases.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 21 May 2009 04:18
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2014 02:13
Uncontrolled Keywords: hydraulic fracturing, micromechanics, numerical modeling
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0914 Resources Engineering and Extractive Metallurgy > 091405 Mining Engineering
09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091307 Numerical Modelling and Mechanical Characterisation

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