Rock failure relationships - PetroWiki

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By applying strength criteria, within reservoir simulators we can predict when problems might occur. Stress strain relationships in rocks examined the elastic behavior of rocks, which was largely reversible. By rock failure, we mean the formation of faults and fracture planes, crushing, and relative motion of individual mineral grains and cements. The latter deformation is caused by a broad distribution of fracture zones or general grain crushing during compaction. We will not consider deformation caused by plastic strains of the mineral components, as is common in salt and in calcite at higher temperatures.