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INTEGRATED SOLVER FOR FLUID DRIVEN FRACTURE AND FRAGMENTATION

United States Patent Application

20150032427
A1
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An integrated solver may be used for both a fluid phase and a solid phase. The integrated solver may use constitutive equations for the fluid phase and the solid phase, and calculate the stress in the fluid and solid using the same integration point. The integrated solver may also calculate other state variables using the same integration point.
Rougier, Esteban (Los Alamos, NM), Knight, Earl Eugene (Rio Rancho, NM), Munjiza, Antonio (London, GB)
Los Alamos National Security, LLC
14/ 339,760
July 24, 2014
STATEMENT OF FEDERAL RIGHTS [0002] The United States government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC52-06NA25396 between the United States Department of Energy and Los Alamos National Security, LLC for the operation of Los Alamos National Laboratory.