Mechanics of Fluid-Saturated Rocks

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Yves Gueguen, Maurice Bouteca
Elsevier, May 12, 2004 - Science - 450 pages
Mechanics of Fluid Saturated Rocks presents a current and comprehensive report on this emerging field that bridges the areas of geology and mechanics. It is of direct interest to a wide spectrum of earth scientists and engineers who are concerned with upper-crust mechanics and fluid movements, the most important fluids being oil and water.

This authoritative book is the result of a collaborative effort between scientists in academic institutions and industry. It examines important issues such as subsidence, geological fault formation, earthquake faulting, hydraulic fracturing, transport of fluids, and natural and direct applications.

Mechanics of Fluid Saturated Rocks provides a unique interdisciplinary viewpoint, as well as case studies, conclusions, and recommendations for further research.
  • Covers the physical, chemical, and mechanical analysis of porous saturated rock deformation on both large and small scales
  • Discusses the latest developments of importance to engineers and geologists
  • Examines natural and direct applications
  • Includes extensive bibliographies for each chapter

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Chapter 1 Fundamentals of Poromechanics
Chapter 2 Mechanical Compaction
Chapter 3 Sandstone Compaction by Intergranular Pressure Solution
Chapter 4 Damage and Rock Physical Properties
Shear Bands and Compaction Bands
Chapter 6 Fluid Transport in Deforming Rocks
Chapter 7 Hydromechanical Behavior of Fractured Rocks
Notation Index
Subject Index
Series Page

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