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- 1Anisotropic Poroelasticity Model
- 1Constitutive modeling
- 1Boisvert, Jeff
- 1Brisco, Colin D
- 1Chan, D. H.
- 1Imam, S. M. R.
- 1Liddell, Mitchell V.
- 1Lillah, Maksuda
This thesis explores the effect of fluid substitution, pore-pressure diffusion and stresses due to hydraulic fracturing on the elastic velocities and microcrack orientations in the surrounding rock. I develop a workflow incorporating three main components to model the velocity field around the...
Abstract: In very loose sand, the ratio M-p of shear stress to mean normal stress at the peak point of the undrained effective stress path (UESP) is very close to the stress ratio M at the peak point of the capped yield surface. Stress ratios M-p can therefore be used in constructing yield...
Sedimentary rocks are an important research topic since such rocks are associated to sources of ground water as well as oil, gas, and mineral reservoirs. In this work, elastic and physical properties of a variety of sedimentary samples that include glacial sediments, carbonates, shales, one...
Many geological deposits contain nonlinear anisotropic features such as veins, channels, folds or local changes in orientation; numerical property modeling must account for these features to be reliable and predictive. This work incorporates locally varying anisotropy into inverse distance...
Considering nonstationary features in geostatistical modeling is important. Recent developments in nonlinear estimation provide a practical way to infuse geological realism into numerical modeling by incorporating complex spatial features. Second order nonstationarity when present must be...
The impact of geomechanical behavior in the SAGD process has received increased attention over the last decade because of its importance in assessing caprock integrity and potential influence on production performance. The deformations and potential shear failures in the reservoir lead to...
Magnetotelluric Imaging of Electrically Anisotropic Crust Near Fort McMurray, Alberta: Implications for Engineered Geothermal SystemsDownload
The goal of this thesis is to investigate the character of the basement rocks beneath the oilsands region around Fort McMurray in the context of developing engineered geothermal systems (EGS). Magnetotelluric (MT) data were collected at 94 stations on two profiles near to Fort McMurray and...
Nanofabricated optically anisotropic uniaxial thin films with deep submicron feature sizes are emerging as potential platforms for low-loss all-dielectric meta-materials and for Dyakonov surface wave-based sub-wavelength optical confinement and guiding at interfaces with isotropic media. In this...
The earth’s crust and mantle is known to be anisotropic to the propagation of seismic waves. Despite this knowledge, the analysis and processing of seismic data still primarily assumes isotropy, an assumption that, in the context of active source seismic imaging, is an oversimplification that can...