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Fractured Rock Hydraulics

By: Fernando Olavo Franciss

188 pages, Illus, figs

CRC Press

Hardback | Jan 2010 | #182983 | ISBN-13: 9780415874182
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Supported by examples, cases, illustrations and references, this book provides tools to solve practical engineering problems. It covers the fundamentals of fractured rock hydraulics under a tensor approach and presents key concepts about approximate solutions. The book also discusses data analysis techniques applied to groundwater modeling and unique 3D finite difference algorithms to simulate practical problems concerning the hydraulic behavior of saturated, heterogeneous and randomly fractured rock masses without restriction to the geometry and properties of their discontinuities.

This book is a joy to read because of its extreme clarity, which is further enhanced by the clear layout and the frequent addition of explanatory examples. "I strongly recommend this book to everyone who is involved with fractured rock hydraulics -- whether as student, teacher, researcher or engineer." John A Hudson Emeritus Professor, Imperial College, UK President, International Society for Rock Mechanics


I -- Fundamentals Basic Concepts Governing Equations Addendum to Chapter I II -- Approximate Solutions Contents Overview Differential Operators Uniqueness of Solutions Approximate Solution Errors Approximation Methods Addendum to Chapter II References III -- Data analysis Preliminaries Analyzing Geological Features Handling of Hydraulic Head Data Handling of Flow Rate Data Handling of Hydraulic Conductivity Data Modeling Hydrogeological Systems References IV - Finite Differences Contents Preliminaries Finite Difference Basics Finite Differences Algorithms for Fractured Rock Masses References V- Selected References

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