Effects of extreme environmental conditions on the mesoscale and nanoscale properties of calcite-cemented sandstone
Understanding the fracture mechanism of brittle materials has great importance in the safe design of geo- and infrastructure projects. Rock fracture mechanics has several practical applications in geological disposal of radioactive waste, carbon sequestration, efficient underground storage of oil or natural gas, enhanced recovery of hydrocarbons, geothermal energy extraction and construction of underground structures. Mechanical and fracture properties of rock can dramatically vary with changes in environmental and loading conditions to which it is exposed. Microstructure of sedimentary rock ...
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