Stress wave propagationin the site 12 hydraulic/explosive fracturing experiment [electronic resource].
- Albuquerque, N.M. : Sandia National Laboratories, 1980.
Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
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- Pages: 45 : digital, PDF file
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- Sandia National Laboratories and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
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- The Site 12 experiment was a heavily instrumented field event performed to examine the hydraulic/explosive fracturing concept for preparing an underground oil shale bed for true in situ processing. One of the key phases of this fracturing concept is the blasting operation which involves the insertion and detonation of slurry explosive in a pre-formed system of hydrofractures. To obtain a sound understanding of the nature of the blasting operations, a rather extensive array of stress gages, accelerometers, and time-of-arrival gages was installed in the rock mass in the vacinity of the explosive to monitor the dynamic events initiated by the detonation. These gages provided considerable amounts of information which were useful in evaluating overall results of the experiment. Details of the gage array, of the data, of analysis methods, and of the results and conclusions are considered in the report.
- Report Numbers:
- E 1.99:sand-80-1127
- Published through SciTech Connect.
Boade, R. R.; Reed, R. P.
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