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A field and laboratory investigation of the compliance of fractured rock

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Compressional and shear wave velocity and attenuation measurements were obtained in the laboratory from 50 mm diameter, cylindrical, limestone core samples over a confining pressure range of 5 – 60 MPa. Normal and tangential fracture compliance values, as a function of confining pressure, were calculated for a single fracture cut perpendicular to the long axis of the core. The ratio of the normal to tangential compliance was approximately 0.4 and was independent of the applied stress. Val...

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University of Oxford
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MPLS
Department:
Earth Sciences
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
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Earth Sciences
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MPLS
Department:
Earth Sciences
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Publication date:
2005
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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English
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2015-05-01

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