Extension of Maxwell's methodology for evaluating the effective properties of rock

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Abstract

A novel method is presented for evaluating the effective (isotropic) elastic properties of heterogeneous, microporous or microcracked materials with random structure. The approach can be viewed as an extension of the classical Maxwell methodology. It is based on the idea that the effective properties of the material can be deduced from the effects that a cluster of inhomogeneities embedded in an infinite medium has on the far-fields; the inhomogeneities, pores or cracks, can be of arbitrary shapes, sizes, and properties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication46th US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium 2012
Pages807-810
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2012
Event46th US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium 2012 - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Jun 24 2012Jun 27 2012

Publication series

Name46th US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium 2012
Volume2

Other

Other46th US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period6/24/126/27/12

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