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dc.contributor.authorFoster, Craig D.
dc.contributor.authorMohammad Nejad, Talisa
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-03T22:34:02Z
dc.date.available2013-12-03T22:34:02Z
dc.date.issued2013-02
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationFoster CD, Nejad TM. Embedded discontinuity finite element modeling of fluid flow in fractured porous media. Acta Geotechnica. Feb 2013;8(1):49-57. DOI: 10.1007/s11440-012-0180-9en_US
dc.identifier.issn1861-1125
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10027/10776
dc.descriptionPost print version of article may differ from published version. The final publication is available at springerlink.com; DOI: 10.1007/s11440-012-0180-9en_US
dc.description.abstractIn many geomaterials, particularly rocks and clays, permeability is greatly enhanced by the presence of fractures. Fracture sets create an overall permeability that is anisotropic, enhanced in the directions of the fractures. In modeling the fractures via a nite element method, for example, meshing around these fractures can become quite di cult and result in computationally intensive systems. In this article, we develop a relatively simple method for including the fractures within the elements. Flow through the bulk medium is assumed to be governed by Darcy's law, and the ow on the fracture by a generalization of the law. This model is embedded in a nite element framework, with the fractures passing through the elements. In this formulation, elements with fractures are given an enhanced permeability in the direction of the fractures. With these enhancements, the material essentially becomes anisotropically more permeable in the direction of fracture sets.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipU.S. National Science Foundation, Grant No. CMMI-1030398en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherSpringer Verlagen_US
dc.subjectPorous flowen_US
dc.subjectDarcy's Lawen_US
dc.subjectFractured flowen_US
dc.subjectFinite elementsen_US
dc.titleEmbedded discontinuity finite element modeling of fluid flow in fractured porous mediaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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