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University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Institute of Technology
Department of Civil Engineering

PI: Peter A. Cundall

Numerical Experiments on Instability and Progressive Propagation of Perforation Channels in Weak Sandstones Including Mesoscopic Effects

This study investigates the instability and evolution of perforation channels at the microscopic level for solids and mesoscopic level for pore fluids, with special attention to the role of fluids. The project uses resources at the SDVL.

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Yanhui Han, Graduate Student