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Geomechanics and Engineering
  Volume 9, Number 1, July 2015, pages 15-24
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12989/gae.2015.9.1.015
 


Study on relations between porosity and damage in fractured rock mass
Xinhua Xue

 
Abstract
    The porosity is often regarded as a linear function of fluid pressure in porous media and permeability is approximately looked as constants. However, for some scenarios such as unconsolidated sand beds, abnormal high pressured oil formation or large deformation of porous media for pore pressure dropped greatly, the change in porosity is not a linear function of fluid pressure in porous media, and permeability can't keep a constant yet. This paper mainly deals with the relationship between the damage variable and permeability properties of a deforming media, which can be considered as an exploratory attempt in this field.
 
Key Words
    damage; porous media; modified Darcy's law; permeability; relation
 
Address
State Key Laboratory of Hydraulics and Mountain River Engineering, College of Water Resource and Hydropower, Sichuan University, No. 24 South Section 1, Yihuan Road, Chengdu, Sichuan 610065, P.R. China.
 

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