Modeling of cohesive crack growth in partially saturated porous media; A study on the permeability of cohesive fracture

Barani, O. R ; Sharif University of Technology

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  1. Type of Document: Article
  2. DOI: 10.1007/s10704-010-9513-6
  3. Abstract:
  4. Modeling the water flow in cohesive fracture is a fundamental issue in the crack growth simulation of cracked concrete gravity dams and hydraulic fracture problems. In this paper, a mathematical model is presented for the analysis of fracture propagation in the semi-saturated porous media. The solid behavior incorporates a discrete cohesive fracture model, coupled with the flow in porous media through the fracture network. The double-nodded zero-thickness cohesive interface element is employed for the mixed mode fracture behavior in tension and contact behavior in compression. The modified crack permeability is applied in fracture propagation based on the data obtained from experimental results to implement the roughness of fracture walls
  5. Keywords:
  6. Cohesive fracture ; Fracture permeability ; Fracture propagation ; Partially saturated ; Porous Media ; Crack propagation ; Cracks ; Gravity dams ; Hydraulic fracturing ; Hydraulics ; Mathematical models ; Porous materials ; Fracture
  7. Source: International Journal of Fracture ; Volume 167, Issue 1 , Jan , 2011 , Pages 15-31 ; 03769429 (ISSN)
  8. URL: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10704-010-9513-6