Michael Smith's research while affiliated with University of Aberdeen and other places

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The patterns of fractures in deformed rocks are rarely uniform or random. Fracture orientations, sizes, and spatial distributions often exhibit some kind of order. In detail, relationships may exist among the different fracture attributes, e.g. small fractures dominated by one orientation, larger fractures by another. These relationships are import...


... Two-dimensional (2D) discrete fracture models were generated from the Niah's regional lineaments and limestone outcrops in the northern area of the Subis build-up. The traced DFNs were then utilised to quantitatively model the fracture distribution using FracPaQ, an open-source MATLAB toolbox [62]. ...