Search for dissertations about: "Discrete Fracture Network DFN"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 6 swedish dissertations containing the words Discrete Fracture Network DFN.

  1. 1. Strength and deformability of fractured rocks

    Author : Majid Noorian-Bidgoli; Lanru Jing; John A. Hudson; KTH; []
    Keywords : Fractured crystalline rocks; Numerical experiments; Discrete element methods DEM ; Discrete fracture network DFN ; Representative elementary volume REV ; Coupled hydro-mechanical processes; Anisotropy; Effective stress; Failure criteria; Stochastic realizations; Mark- och vattenteknik; Land and Water Resources Engineering;

    Abstract : This thesis presents a systematic numerical modeling framework to simulate the stress-deformation and coupled stress-deformation-flow processes by performing uniaxial and biaxial compressive tests on fractured rock models with considering the effects of different loading conditions, different loading directions (anisotropy), and coupled hydro-mechanical processes for evaluating strength and deformability behavior of fractured rocks. By using code UDEC of discrete element method (DEM), a series of numerical experiments were conducted on discrete fracture network models (DFN) at an established representative elementary volume (REV), based on realistic geometrical and mechanical data of fracture systems from field mapping at Sellafield, UK. READ MORE

  2. 2. Structural Uncertainties of Rock Fractures and their Effect on Flow and Tracer Transport

    Author : Martin Stigsson; Vladimir Cvetkovic; Ki-Bok Min; KTH; []
    Keywords : Fracture; Flow; Transport; Orientation uncertainty; Roughness; Self-affine; Fractal; Shear; Aperture distribution.; Mark- och vattenteknik; Land and Water Resources Engineering;

    Abstract : Att förstå flöde och transport av lösta ämnen genom sprickorna i berggrunden är viktigt för den långsiktiga säkerheten av ett geologiskt slutförvar av farligt avfall. I en diskret spricknätverksmodell byggs flödesvägarna upp av kedjor av flödesvägar genom de enskilda sprickorna i bergmassan. READ MORE

  3. 3. Upscaling of Flow, Transport, and Stress-effects in Fractured Rock

    Author : Johan Öhman; Auli Niemi; Ove Stephansson; Robert W Zimmerman; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Hydrology; Upscaling; fractured media; flow; solute transport; thermo-hydro-mechanical processes; hybrid approach; continuum approximation; discrete fracture network; stochastic continuum; Hydrologi; Hydrology; Hydrologi;

    Abstract : One of many applications of geohydraulic modelling is assessing the suitability of a site to host a nuclear waste repository. This modelling task is complicated by scale-dependent heterogeneity and coupled thermo-hydro-mechanical (THM) processes. READ MORE

  4. 4. Fractured Rock Masses as Equivalent Continua - A Numerical Study

    Author : Ki-Bok Min; KTH; []
    Keywords : fractured rock masses; equivalent continuum; discrete fracture Network DFN ; Distinct Element Method DEM ; Finite Element Method FEM ; Nuclear Waste Disposal; Coupled Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical Processes;

    Abstract : In this thesis, fractured rock masses are treated asequivalent continua for large-scale analyses of rockengineering projects. Systematic developments are made for thedetermination of equivalent mechanical and hydraulic propertiesof fractured rock masses using a hybrid discrete fracturenetwork - distinct element method (DFN-DEM) approach. READ MORE

  5. 5. Scale and Stress Effects on Hydro-Mechanical Properties of Fractured Rock Masses

    Author : Alireza Baghbanan; Lanru Jing; Jian Zhao; KTH; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; Aperture-trace length correlation; Discrete Fracture Network DFN ; Representative Elementary Volume REV ; Strength; Stress-Strain curve; Discrete Element Method DEM ; Stress effect; Deformability of fractures; Earth sciences; Geovetenskap;

    Abstract : In this thesis, the effects of size and stress on permeability, deformability and strength of fractured rock masses are investigated. A comparison study was carried out to examine the effects of considering, or not considering, the correlation between distributions of fracture apertures and fracture trace lengths on the hydro-mechanical behavior of fractured rocks. READ MORE