Elastic Properties of Fractured Rock Masses

with Frictional Properties and Power Law Fracture Size Distributions

Publicerad 2018-11-15

New Jornal paper: Davy, P., Darcel, C., Le Goc, R. and Mas Ivars, D. (2018) Elastic Properties of Fractured Rock Masses with Frictional Properties and Power Law Fracture Size Distributions. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth 123(8): 6521–6539 , doi. org/10.1029/2017JB015329.

The objective of this paper was to derive the relationships that link the elastic properties of rock masses to the geometrical properties of fracture networks, with a special emphasis to the case of frictional crack surfaces

that is relevant to geological applications. Analytical solutions of the Young’ s modulus and Poisson’s ratio are given for a population of fractures embedded in an elastic matrix.