Micromechanical Model for Simulating Hydraulic Fractures of Rock
A numerical model is developed to study hydraulic fracturing in permeable and heterogeneous rocks, coupling with the flow and failure process. The effects of flow and in-situ stress ratio on fracture, material homogeneity and breakdown pressure are specifically studied.
Tong Yi-Zhang and Jang-Kyo Kim
T. H. Yang et al., "Micromechanical Model for Simulating Hydraulic Fractures of Rock ", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 9, pp. 127-136, 2005