A comprehensive account regarding the theoretical background of one of the most widespread activities in hydrocarbon wells--hydraulic fracturing. Discusses such basic phenomena as linear elasticity, stresses, rheology and fracture geometry. Diverse concepts of mechanics are integrated into a coherent description of hydraulic fracture propagation. All the chapters are continuously cross-referenced with emphasis on the connections between the various phenomena. Many numerical examples are given.

Hydraulic Fracture Mechanics 1996, Wiley, Chichester, England

ISBN-13: 9780471956648

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