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Abstract

Separation, orientation, apertures and intersections of water bearing fractures are the variables which control water flow and affect radionuclide transport through fractured rocks. The need is discussed for information on the distribution of these variables in statistical treatments of flow and transport, because of the inadequacy of permeability and porosity data in continuum treatments. Satisfactory methods of measuring distributions of separation, orientation and apertures have been developed and data for Cornish granite are presented. An estimate of the average distance between fracture intersections is made.

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Authors: BOURKE P J, AERE HARWELL, DIDCOT (UK);EXETER UNIVERSITY (UK);ELCON WESTERN LTD., REDRUTH (UK);HODGKINSON D P, AERE HARWELL, DIDCOT (UK);EXETER UNIVERSITY (UK);ELCON WESTERN LTD., REDRUTH (UK);DURRANCE E M, AERE HARWELL, DIDCOT (UK);EXETER UNIVERSITY (UK);ELCON WESTERN LTD., REDRUTH (UK);HEATH M J AERE HARWELL, DIDCOT (UK), AERE HARWELL, DIDCOT (UK);EXETER UNIVERSITY (UK);ELCON WESTERN LTD., REDRUTH (UK);EXETER UNIVERSITY (UK), AERE HARWELL, DIDCOT (UK);EXETER UNIVERSITY (UK);ELCON WESTERN LTD., REDRUTH (UK);ELCON WESTERN LTD., REDRUTH (UK), AERE HARWELL, DIDCOT (UK);EXETER UNIVERSITY (UK);ELCON WESTERN LTD., REDRUTH (UK)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 9854 EN (1985) FS, 16 P., BFR 100, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003
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Record Number: 1989123077200 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en