A simple method of estimating rock mass porosity and permeability

Cheng Haw Lee, Ian W. Farmer

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A simple method of estimating fracture porosity and permeability based on empirical relations between fracture aperture and JRC and JCS can be developed. This shows very close correlation with existing data, using simple discontinuity models. There is quite a good correlation between fracture porosity and permeability and depth for larger initial apertures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-65
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Mining and Geological Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1990 Mar

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Architecture
  • Soil Science
  • Geology


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