Mechanical-Chemical (MC) Processes

  • Norihiro WatanabeEmail author
  • Renchao LuEmail author
  • Joshua Taron
  • Wenkui He
  • Eunseon Jang
  • Haibing Shao
Part of the Terrestrial Environmental Sciences book series (TERENVSC)


This benchmark focuses on permeability evolution of a quartz fracture due to water-rock interaction under confining psressure.


Pressure Solution Asperity Contact Fracture Permeability Permeability Evolution Hydraulic Aperture 
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The authors appreciate and thank the Funding Organisations for their financial and technical support of the DECOVALEX project work described in this paper. The statements made in the paper are, however, solely those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the Funding Organisation(s). Also, no responsibility is assumed by the authors for any damage to property or persons as a result of operation or use of this publication and/or the information contained herein.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research—UFZLeipzigGermany
  2. 2.U.S. Geological SurveyMenlo ParkUSA
  3. 3.Technische Universität DresdenDresdenGermany
  4. 4.Technische Universität Bergakademie FreibergFreibergGermany

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