Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2016

Presentation information


Symbol S (Solid Earth Sciences) » S-MP Mineralogy & Petrology

[S-MP44] Dynamics of melt, ductile and brittle rock mass and energy system

Wed. May 25, 2016 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall HALL6)

Convener:*Noriyoshi Tsuchiya(Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Tohoku University), Hiroshi Asanuma(AIST), Yasuo Ogawa(Volcanic Fluid Research Center Tokyo Institute of Technology), Shigemi Naganawa(The University of Tokyo)

5:15 PM - 6:30 PM

[SMP44-P03] Mechanical and Hydraulic Characteristics of Rock Fracture Under Brittle-Ductile Transition

*Sho Takeyama1, Kiyotoshi Sakaguchi1, Noriaki Watanabe1 (1.Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Tohoku University)

Keywords:brittle-ductile transition zone, EGS, Mechanical Characteristics, Hydraulic Characteristics

A new concept of Enhanced Geothermal System (EGS), in which geothermal fluids are produced from a fractured reservoir created artificially within an originally semi-brittle or ductile basement, has been proposed . To assess the potential of the new geothermal system, the “Japan Beyond-Brittle Project (JBBP)”has also been recently initiated, and the author have conducted fundamental investigations on mechanical and hydraulic characteristics of the new type of reservoir, in which the rock is first experiences hydraulically and/or thermally induced brittle failure, and then subjected to the temperature and pressure conditions where the rock exhibits semi-brittle or ductile stress-strain behavior at the natural condition. Kawarago tuff have been used in the present study, because brittle, semi-brittle and ductile stress-stain behaviors of the tuff specimen can be controlled only with confining stress level at the room temperature . At confining stresses up to 40 MPa, tri-axial compression and fluid flow experiments have been conducted on the specimens without and with thermal fracture.