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.
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 2008|
|Event||42nd U.S. Rock Mechanics - 2nd U.S.-Canada Rock Mechanics Symposium 2008 - San Francisco, CA, United States|
Duration: 29 Jun 2008 → 2 Jul 2008
|Conference||42nd U.S. Rock Mechanics - 2nd U.S.-Canada Rock Mechanics Symposium 2008|
|City||San Francisco, CA|
|Period||29/06/08 → 2/07/08|