The Rock Fracture Knowledgebase is an Internet-based repository or a digital book / encyclopedia about rock fracturing and the resulting structures. It details how the formation, distribution, and petrophysical and geostatistical properties of fractures are related to their formation mechanisms and mechanics.

By Atilla Aydin, Emeritus Professor at Stanford University and Jian Zhong, a resident tech mentor in Silicon Valley. For more information about the authors, see About Us on the footer.

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“Marvelous resource” -James R. Rice (Harvard University)
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A preview of the Rock Fracture Knowledgebase is available here (in a new browser tab). The Readme page in the footer provides information on how to navigate the Knowledgebase.

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