Volume 15 (2024)
Volume 14 (2023)
Volume 13 (2022)
Volume 12 (2021)
Volume 11 (2020)
Volume 10 (2019)
Volume 9 (2018)
Volume 8 (2017)
Volume 7 (2016)
Volume 6 (2015)
Volume 5 (2014)
Volume 4 (2013)
Volume 3 (2012)
Volume 2 (2011)
Volume 1 (2010)
Rock Mechanics
Coupling discontinuous deformation analysis and displacement discontinuity method for simulating failure mechanism in geomaterials

Mohsen Khanizadeh Bahabadi; Alireza Yarahamdi Bafghi; Mohammad Fatehi Marji; Hossein Shahami; Abolfazl Abdollahipour

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 25 December 2023


  Complexity of geomaterial’s behavior is beyond the capabilities of conventional numerical methods alone for realistically model rock structures. Coupling of numerical methods can make the numerical modeling more realistic. Discontinuous Deformation Analysis (DDA) and Displacement Discontinuous ...  Read More

Analytical Solutions of First-order Displacement Discontinuity Elements in Poroelasticity

Mohammadhossein Dehghani Firoozabadi; Mohammad Fatehi Marji; Abolfazl Abdollahipour; Alireza Yarahamdi Bafghi; Yousef Mirzaeian

Volume 14, Issue 2 , April 2023, , Pages 601-618


  The presence of pores and cracks in porous and fractured rocks is mostly accompanied by fluid flow. Poroelasticity can be used for the accurate modeling of many rock structures in the petroleum industry. The approach of the stress to the value of the fracture stress and the effect of pore pressure on ...  Read More

Simulation of Crack Propagation Mechanism in Porous Media using Modified linear Element Displacement Discontinuity Method

Mohammadhosein Dehghani Firoozabadi; Mohammad Fatehi Marji; Abolfazl Abdollahipour; Alireza Yarahamdi Bafghi; Yousef Mirzaeian

Volume 13, Issue 3 , July 2022, , Pages 903-927


  In this work, an effective methodology is introduced for simulation of the crack propagation in linear poroelastic media. The presence of pores and saturated cracks that can be accompanied by fluid flow makes the use of poroelastic media inevitable. In this work, involvement of the time parameter in ...  Read More

Cavity Growth in Underground Coal Gasification Method by Considering Cleat Length and Inclination of Coal with Elasto-Brittle Behavior

M.R. Shahbazi; M. Najafi; M. Fatehi Marji; A. Abdollahipour

Volume 13, Issue 2 , April 2022, , Pages 607-625


  The in-situ coal is converted to the synthetic gas in the process of underground coal gasification (UCG).  In order to increase the rate of in-situ coal combustion in the UCG process, the contact surfaces between the steam, heat, and coal fractures should be raised. Therefore, the number of secondary ...  Read More

A Modified Indirect Boundary Element Analysis for Fatigue Behavior Assessment of Rock-Like Materials Based on Linear Elastic Fracture Mechanics

R. Alizadeh; M. Fatehi Marji; A. Abdollahipour; M. Pourghasemi Sagand

Volume 12, Issue 4 , October 2021, , Pages 1189-1203


  In this work, an effective methodology is introduced for modeling the fatigue crack propagation in linear elastic brittle media. The displacement discontinuity method is used to accomplish the analysis, and the boundaries are discretized with quadratic elements in order to predict the stress intensity ...  Read More

Calculation of Optimum Soil Conditioning in EPB Tunneling (Case Study: Ahwaz Metro Project, Line 1)

H.R. Pasand Masoumi; A. Abdollahipour; Kh. Baghernia

Volume 12, Issue 2 , April 2021, , Pages 501-513


  Determination of the optimum soil conditioning parameters in the earth pressure balance-tunnel boring machines (EPB-TBMs) plays an important role in reaching an optimum thrust force and advance speed. Silty-clay (CL-ML) in line 1 of the Ahwaz metro project is used in order to find the conditioning parameters ...  Read More

Wellbore Trajectory Optimization of an Iranian Oilfield Based on Mud Pressure and Failure Zone

H. Yousefian; M. Fatehi Marji; H. Soltanian; A. Abdollahipour; Y. Pourmazaheri

Volume 11, Issue 1 , January 2020, , Pages 193-220


  Determination of the borehole and fracture initiation positions is the main aim of a borehole stability analysis. A wellbore trajectory optimization with the help of the mud pressure may be unreasonable since the mud pressure can only reflect the degree of difficulty for the initial damage to occur at ...  Read More

Rock Mechanics
Discrete element modeling of explosion-induced fracture extension in jointed rock masses

M. Lak; M. Fatehi Marji; A.R. Yarahamdi Bafghi; A. Abdollahipour

Volume 10, Issue 1 , January 2019, , Pages 125-138


  The explosion process of explosives in a borehole applies a very high pressure on its surrounding rock media. This process can initiate and propagate rock fractures, and finally, may result in the rock fragmentation. Rock fragmentation is mainly caused by the propagation of inherent pre-existing fractures ...  Read More

Behavior of a hydraulic fracture in permeable formations

A. Abdollahipour; M. Fatehi Marji; H. Soltanian; E. A. Kazemzadeh

Volume 9, Issue 4 , October 2018, , Pages 893-904


  The permeability and coupled behavior of pore pressure and deformations play an important role in hydraulic fracturing (HF) modeling. In this work, a poroelastic displacement discontinuity method is used to study the permeability effect on the HF development in various formation permeabilities. The numerical ...  Read More

Numerical investigation of effect of crack geometrical parameters on hydraulic fracturing process of hydrocarbon reservoirs

A. Abdollahipour; M. Fatehi Marji; A. R. Yarahmadi Bafghi; J. Gholamnejad

Volume 7, Issue 2 , July 2016, , Pages 205-214


  Hydraulic fracturing (HF), as a stimulation technique in petroleum engineering, has made possible the oil production from reservoirs with very low permeability. The combination of horizontal drilling and multiple HF with various perforation angles has been widely used to stimulate oil reservoirs for ...  Read More