Simulation of fracturing and mechanical damage in rocks

Y. Zhang, A. Ord

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Abstract

We have simulated the patterns of rock deformation, fracturing, damage and fluid flow surrounding a pre-existing irregularly-curved fracture, using PFC particle-material-flow models and FLAC2D continuum deformation-fluid flow models. The results predict the development of several types of fracturing and damage structures and locations of fluid flow focusing, and explains the formation of mineralized Cu veins observed in the Shi-Lu Cu deposit, China.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event42nd U.S. Rock Mechanics - 2nd U.S.-Canada Rock Mechanics Symposium 2008 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 29 Jun 20082 Jul 2008

Conference

Conference42nd U.S. Rock Mechanics - 2nd U.S.-Canada Rock Mechanics Symposium 2008
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period29/06/082/07/08

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