FRACTURE-VEIN Interaction Modeling: Videos

 
The Matrix shows the results of a 3D discrete element study that investigates the influence preexisting veins have on fracturing. The parameters varied are the orientation of the vein towards the bulk extension direction and the strength ratio between the hostrock and the veins.

Click here to learn more about the Simulation setup.

A different visualization can also ber found here.

All the Videos are available in HD-Quality on youtube.

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weak veins (2:1)

weak veins (1.5:1)

strong veins (1:2)

strong veins (1:4)

strong veins (1:10)



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