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Fractured Porous Media

Pierre M. Adler, Jean-François Thovert, and Valeri V. Mourzenko


This book aims to estimate the macroscopic properties of fractures, fracture networks and fractured porous media from easily measurable quantities. Attention is focused on geological media where rocks are necessarily fractured at various scales by the slow but constant motion of continental masses. This book is situated between three disciplines. First, geology and geophysics provide most of the data and most applications; a characteristic feature is that one never has a complete knowledge of the studied objects — such as an oil reservoir — in contrast with a laboratory experiment where every ... More

Keywords: fractures, fracture networks, fractured porous media, percolation threshold, excluded volume, dimensionless density, one-phase flow, two-phase flow, permeability, relative permeabilities

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199666515
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199666515.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Pierre M. Adler, author
Director of Research for CNRS, University of Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris, France

Jean-François Thovert, author
Director of Research for CNRS, Pprime Institute, Poitier, France

Valeri V. Mourzenko, author
Director of Research for CNRS, Pprime Institute, Poitier, France