Fractures and Fracture Networks by P.M. AdlerFractures and Fracture Networks by P.M. Adler

Fractures and Fracture Networks

byP.M. Adler, J.-F. Thovert

Paperback | December 6, 2010

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This monograph on Fractures and Fracture Networks provides a systematic treatment of their geometrical and transport properties. Emphasis is put on the statistical analysis of complex three-dimensional structures and on the development of numerical tools to solve transport equations in real structures. The book is divided into four parts. Part one introduces an analysis of random objects and transport and mechanical properties. Part two covers the geometrical and topological properties of single fractures and fracture networks. The third part deals with transport processes in fractured media. The final part contains some recent developments on coupled processes: e.g. the impact of external stress and deposition/dissolution processes on fracture development. Audience: This volume is of interest to academics and professionals working in environmental and civil engineering and reservoir engineering, and those working on contaminant and radio-nuclide transport.
Title:Fractures and Fracture NetworksFormat:PaperbackDimensions:443 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.03 inPublished:December 6, 2010Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9048151929

ISBN - 13:9789048151929

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Table of Contents

Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. Analysis and generation of random objects. 3. Transport and mechanical properties. 4. A single fracture: generation, characterization. 5. Geometry of fracture networks. 6. Elementary transports in single fractures. 7. Elementary transport in fracture networks. Part A: Bond networks. Part B: Networks of three-dimensional discrete fractures. Part C: Fractured porous media. 8. Coupled processes in a single fracture. Index.

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`....However, it would be a useful book to have for an Environmental Geoscience or Geo-engineering degree programm, as a supplement to a more general course text. At the graduate level, and beyond, it would be valuable to have in the library for those involved in fracture and fluid-flow studies.....I would recommend the purchase.' John Spray, The Canadian Mineralogist, 38 (2000).