Laboratory-scale study of hydraulic fracturing in heterogeneous media for enhanced geothermal systems and general well stimulation
The primary objectives of this research were to experiment with hydraulic fracturing in the laboratory to gain additional understanding of the fracturing process in unconventional rocks having low natural permeability and heterogeneous structures. Focus topics of this research included experimentation with a mechanical impulse hydraulic fracturing method, measurement of critical state hydraulic fracture aperture, laboratory scale modeling of EGS, and an investigation of grain-scale effects on 3D hydraulic fracture geometry. Fractured materials included acrylic, concrete, granite and limestone ...
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Frash, Luke P.
Gutierrez, Marte S.
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