Compaction localization in the Earth and the laboratory: State of the research and research directions

David Holcomb*, John W Rudnicki, Kathleen A. Issen, Kurt Sternlof

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Abstract

Localized compaction in porous rocks is a recently recognized phenomenon that has been shown to reduce permeability dramatically. Consequently, the phenomenon is relevant to a variety of technologies involving fluid injection or withdrawal. This article summarizes current understanding of localized compaction and impediments to further progress. The article is based on discussions at a small workshop on localized compaction sponsored by the Office of Science, U. S. Department of Energy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-15
Number of pages15
JournalActa Geotechnica
Volume2
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2007

Keywords

  • Bifurcation
  • Compaction localization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)

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