Volume 6, Issue 1 (March 1983)

    Electrical Analogy of Hydraulic Flow Through Rock Fractures

    CODEN: GTJOAD

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    Abstract

    Electrical analogy is used to study the influence of contact areas on the hydraulic flow through rock fractures. The investigation has shown that in the case of radial flow the location of contact zones, as well as the total contact area, influences the flow rate. It is also demonstrated that when injection tests are conducted in boreholes, where the fracture close to the borehole is partially plugged by loose particles or other debris, the flow rate may be substantially underestimated.


    Author Information:

    Sundaram, PN
    Staff scientist, Earth Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, CA

    Frink, D
    Staff scientist, Earth Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, CA


    Stock #: GTJ10817J

    ISSN: 0149-6115

    DOI: 10.1520/GTJ10817J

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    Title Electrical Analogy of Hydraulic Flow Through Rock Fractures
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee D18