Fractal study and simulation of fracture roughness

S. Kumar, G. S. Bodvarsson

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This study examines the roughness profiles of the surfaces of fractures and faults by using concepts from fractal geometry. Relationships between fractal characteristics of profiles and isotropic surfaces are analytically developed and a deterministic representation of the roughness is examined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)701-704
Number of pages4
JournalGeophysical Research Letters
Issue number6
StatePublished - May 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geophysics
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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