Fractured Porous Media by Pierre M. Adler

Fractured Porous Media

byPierre M. Adler, Jean-Francois Thovert, Valeri V. Mourzenko

Hardcover | December 22, 2012

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This book provides a systematic treatment of the geometrical and transport properties of fractures, fracture networks, and fractured porous media. It is divided into two major parts. The first part deals with geometry of individual fractures and of fracture networks. The use of thedimensionless density rationalizes the results for the percolation threshold of the networks. It presents the crucial advantage of grouping the numerical data for various fracture shapes.The second part deals mainly with permeability under steady conditions of fractures, fracture networks, and fractured porous media. Again the results for various types of networks can be rationalized by means of the dimensionless density. A chapter is dedicated to two phase flow in fractured porousmedia.

About The Author

Pierre M. Adler, Ph.D., is Director of Research for CNRS at the University of Pierre and Marie Curie, France, where he leads a team working on transport phenomena in the Laboratory Sisyphe. He earned his diploma of Ingenieur de l'Ecole Centrale de Paris in 1970 and the Docteur es Sciences Physiques degree in 1975 at the University of ...

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Title:Fractured Porous MediaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:200 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0 inPublished:December 22, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199666512

ISBN - 13:9780199666515

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. The geometry of a single fracture3. The geometry of fracture networks4. Transport in a single fracture5. Transport in fracture networks6. Transport in a fractured porous medium7. Two phase flow through fractured porous media8. Concluding remarks

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"This is a timely book that highlights recent developments in the understanding of flow and transport in fractured media by one of the leading groups in this field. The book is written in a particularly engaging style that makes it easy to follow and is a useful reference for students andresearchers in this area. The topic itself is exceptionally important, with fractured reservoirs containing at least half the world's reserves of conventional oil, the possible use of fractured bedrock for nuclear waste storage, as well as applications in contaminant transport and carbon dioxide storage" --Martin Blunt, Imperial College London