Simulation of sedimentary rock deformation: lab-scale model calibration and parameterization

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Engineering
Department Civil & Environmental Engineering
Creator Mcpherson, Brian James
Other Author Boutt, David F.
Title Simulation of sedimentary rock deformation: lab-scale model calibration and parameterization
Date 2002
Description Understanding the mechanical behavior of rock is critical for researchers and decision-makers in fields from petroleum recovery to hazardous waste disposal. Traditional continuum-based numerical models are hampered by inadequate constitutive relationships governing fracture initiation and growth. To overcome limits associated with continuum models we employed a discrete model based on the fundamental laws of contact physics to calibrate triaxial tests. Results from simulations of triaxial compression tests on a suite of sedimentary rocks indicate that the basic physics of rock behavior are clearly captured. Evidence for this conclusion lie in the fact that one set of model parameters describes rock behavior at many confining pressures. The use of both inelastic and elastic parameters for comparison yields insight concerning the uniqueness of these models. These tests will facilitate development and calibration of larger scale discrete element models, which may be applied to a wide range of geological problems.
Type Text
Publisher American Geophysical Union (AGU)
Volume 29
Issue 4
First Page 13
Last Page 11
DOI 10.1029/2001GL013987
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Boutt, D. F., & Mcpherson, B. J. (2002). Simulation of sedimentary rock deformation: lab-scale model calibration and parameterization. Geophysical Research Letters, 29(4), 13-1-13-4.
Rights Management Author Boutt, D. F., & Mcpherson, B. J., Simulation of sedimentary rock deformation: lab-scale model calibration and parameterization. Geophysical Research Letters, 29(4), 13-1-13-4. 2002. Copyright [2002] American Geophysical Union. Reproduced/modified by permission of American Geophysical Union. DOI 10.1029/2001GL013987
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