3D Simulation of Rock Fractures Distribution in Gaosong Field, Gejiu Ore District

  • Chunzhong Ni
  • Chunxue Liu
  • Shitao Zhang
  • Chunming Fu
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 223)


Fracture networks often are hierarchical and always present some kinds of scaling invariance. To consider these special characteristics, a geomathematical method is proposed in this paper to simulate the fracture distribution. The method mainly consists of: simulation of location, direction, aperture, and fracture connectivity, just as the application in Gaosong Triassic dolomite. The fracture locations are simulated using SGS method; the fracture strikes are simulated using principle component analysis method and Ordinary Kriging method. From the result, simulated fracture distribution corresponds well to hydraulic conductivity map, real fracture zone, and spring water distribution.


Geostatistical simulation Rock fractures distribution SGS method Ordinary kriging method Gaosong field 



The author wishes to express sincere thanks to Project 40902058 supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China for the research activities.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chunzhong Ni
    • 1
  • Chunxue Liu
    • 2
  • Shitao Zhang
    • 1
  • Chunming Fu
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Land Resources EngineeringKunming University of Science and TechnologyKunmingChina
  2. 2.Yunnan University of Finance and EconomicsKunmingChina
  3. 3.Jiangxi Nonferrous Metals Geological Exploration BureauNangchangChina

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