Fractal characteristics of fracture roughness and aperture data

Sunil Kumar, Gudmundur Bodvarsson, Jim Boernge

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Abstract

In this study mathematical expressions are developed for the characteristics of apertures between rough surfaces. It shown that the correlation between the opposite surfaces influences the aperture properties and different models are presented for these different surface correlations. Fracture and apertures profiles measured from intact fractures are evaluated and it is found that they qualitatively follow the mathematically predicted trends.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHigh Level Radioactive Waste Management
Editors Anon
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Pages279-284
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0872628310
StatePublished - 1991
EventProceedings of the 2nd Annual International Conference on High Level Radioactive Waste Management - Las Vegas, NV, USA
Duration: Apr 28 1991May 3 1991

Publication series

NameHigh Level Radioactive Waste Management

Other

OtherProceedings of the 2nd Annual International Conference on High Level Radioactive Waste Management
CityLas Vegas, NV, USA
Period4/28/915/3/91

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Kumar, S., Bodvarsson, G., & Boernge, J. (1991). Fractal characteristics of fracture roughness and aperture data. In Anon (Ed.), High Level Radioactive Waste Management (pp. 279-284). (High Level Radioactive Waste Management). Publ by ASCE.