Natural fracture patterns in carbonate rocks
datasetposted on 25.02.2015 by Kevin Bisdom
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Geometries of 2 fracture families in a carbonate pavement. Lengths of the fractures have been digitized and stored. The data is collected as part of a fieldwork to characterize natural fracture systems in a folded carbonate formation, with the aim of studying the role between large-scale folding and small-scale fracturing. In addition, the specific data from this outcrop has been used in geomechanical and flow models, focusing on stress-driven aperture modelling and quantification of fluid flow. The data has been digitized using DigiFract software, developed at TU Delft (Hardebol & Bertotti, 2003, Computers & Geoscience)