02 March 2018
Thank you very much for your response. I see that the ANSYS has capabilities to model fracture initiation and propagation by using cohesive zone elements which I believe should help me to model hydraulic fracture propagation.
I am a bit curious how ANSYS handles the pore pressure and in-situ stresses in the rock?
In addition, I am also interested to know how the "Jointed Rock" model works. Does this model creates joints deterministically or stochastically?
Could you please provide me your email address and I would be glad to send few papers on FEM applications on modeling hydraulic fracture propagation.
I look forward to hearing from you.