New facilities in rock thermal property measurements in application to geomechanics

Yu Popov, E. Popov, E. Chekhonin

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    Abstract

    New modifications of the optical scanning technique provide non-contact measurements of rock thermal conductivity and volumetric heat capacity on full-size core samples, core plugs, broken cores and other types of rock samples. Data on formation heterogeneity and anisotropy and rock structure and texture can be obtained from continuous non-contact thermal core logging developed that allows to characterize heterogeneity and structural-textural peculiarities of rocks with a spatial resolution of 0.2–1 mm. Principal axes of thermal anisotropy can be established from several non-parallel optical scannings. Thermal scanning presents information for a reasonable selection of rock samples for following measurements of geomechanical characteristics. The implementation of the technique opens wide possibilities in rock mechanics and rock engineering, because continuously measured thermal properties, and data on heterogeneity and anisotropy reflect variations in rock fabric and composition that also drive the variability of geomechanical properties. Observed correlations between the rock thermal and geomechanical properties confirm that.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationISRM International Symposium - EUROCK 2016
    Subtitle of host publicationFrom the Past to the Future
    EditorsHasan Gerçek, Resat Ulusay, Mehmet Ali Hindistan, Ergün Tuncay, Ömer Aydan
    PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
    Pages199-204
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Electronic)9781138032651
    ISBN (Print)9781138032651, 9781138032651
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    EventInternational Symposium on International Society for Rock Mechanics, ISRM 2016 - Cappadocia, Turkey
    Duration: 29 Aug 201631 Aug 2016

    Publication series

    NameISRM International Symposium - EUROCK 2016

    Conference

    ConferenceInternational Symposium on International Society for Rock Mechanics, ISRM 2016
    Country/TerritoryTurkey
    CityCappadocia
    Period29/08/1631/08/16

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