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Hydraulic fracturing and geothermal energy

Proceedings of the First Japan-United States Joint Seminar on Hydraulic Fracturing and Geothermal Energy, Tokyo, Japan, November 2–5, 1982, and Symposium on Fracture Mechanics Approach to Hydraulic Fracturing and Geothermal Energy, Sendai, Japan November 8–9, 1982

  • Siavouche Nemat-Nasser
  • Hiroyuki Abé
  • Seiichi Hirakawa

Part of the Mechanics of elastic and inelastic solids book series (MEIS, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. First Japan-United States Joint Seminar on Hydraulic Fracturing and Geothermal Energy, Tokyo, Japan, November 2–5, 1982

    1. Special Presentations

    2. Subsurface Structure and Hydraulic Fracturing

    3. Rock Mass Properties in the Presence of Pressurized Fluid at Elevated Temperatures

    4. Mapping of Subsurface Fractures

      1. Shogo Suga, Toshinobu Itoh
        Pages 343-356
      2. Hiroaki Niitsuma, Katsuto Nakatsuka, Hideaki Takahashi, Noriyoshi Chubachi, Mamoru Abe, Hidekichi Yokoyama et al.
        Pages 357-371
    5. Simulation of Geothermal Reservoirs

  3. Symposium on Fracture Mechanics Approach to Hydraulic Fracturing and Geothermal Energy, Sendai, Japan, November 8–9, 1982

About these proceedings

Introduction

Hydraulic fracturing has been and continues to be a major techno­ logical tool in oil and gas recovery, nuclear and other waste disposal, mining and particularly in-situ coal gasification, and, more recently, in geothermal heat recovery, particularly extracting heat from hot dry rock masses. The understanding of the fracture process under the ac­ tion of pressurized fluid at various temperatures is of fundamental scientific importance, which requires an adequate description of thermomechanical properties of subsurface rock, fluid-solid interaction effects, as well as degradation of the host rock due to temperature gradients introduced by heat extraction. Considerable progress has been made over the past several years in laboratory experiments, analytical and numerical modeling, and in-situ field studies in various aspects of hydraulic fracturing and geothermal energy extraction, by researchers in the United States and Japan and also elsewhere. However, the results have been scattered throughout the literature. Therefore, the time seemed ripe for bringing together selected researchers from the two countries, as well as observers from other countries, in order to survey the state of the art, exchange scientific information, and establish closer collaboration for further, better coordinated scientific effort in this important area of research and exploration.

Keywords

cracks fracture fracture mechanics geothermal energy mechanics

Editors and affiliations

  • Siavouche Nemat-Nasser
    • 1
  • Hiroyuki Abé
    • 2
  • Seiichi Hirakawa
    • 3
  1. 1.Northwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA
  2. 2.Tohoku UniversitySendaiJapan
  3. 3.University of TokyoTokyoJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-6884-4
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1983
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-6886-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-6884-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-2163
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