Compaction and diagenesis of sandstones - the role of pressure solution

Hideaki Yasuhara, Derek Elsworth, Amir Polak

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Abstract

A model is presented for the compaction of granular aggregates that accommodates the serial processes of grain-contact dissolution, grain-boundary diffusion, and precipitation at the pore wall. Impor-tantly, this treatment follows the progress of grain interpenetration as contact areas grow, mass transport lengths increase, and rate-limiting processes may switch with the progress of compaction. A simple repeating closed system incorporates two stressed grains in contact and enables the progress of compaction, and the evolution of the mass concentration of the pore fluids to be followed with time, for arbitrary mean stress, fluid pressure, and temperature conditions. Hindcast comparisons with experimental results for the compac-tion of quartz sand in a closed system (Elias and Hajash, 1992) show excellent agreement for rates of change of porosity, the asymptotic long-term porosity, and for the development of silica concentrations in the pore fluid with time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationElsevier Geo-Engineering Book Series
PublisherElsevier Ltd
Pages733-738
Number of pages6
EditionC
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004

Publication series

NameElsevier Geo-Engineering Book Series
NumberC
Volume2
ISSN (Print)1571-9960

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pressure solution
Sandstone
diagenesis
compaction
Compaction
sandstone
Fluids
Porosity
porosity
fluid
fluid pressure
grain boundary
mass transport
Quartz
Dissolution
Grain boundaries
Sand
Mass transfer
silica
dissolution

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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Yasuhara, H., Elsworth, D., & Polak, A. (2004). Compaction and diagenesis of sandstones - the role of pressure solution. In Elsevier Geo-Engineering Book Series (C ed., pp. 733-738). (Elsevier Geo-Engineering Book Series; Vol. 2, No. C). Elsevier Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1571-9960(04)80126-5
Yasuhara, Hideaki ; Elsworth, Derek ; Polak, Amir. / Compaction and diagenesis of sandstones - the role of pressure solution. Elsevier Geo-Engineering Book Series. C. ed. Elsevier Ltd, 2004. pp. 733-738 (Elsevier Geo-Engineering Book Series; C).
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Yasuhara H, Elsworth D, Polak A. Compaction and diagenesis of sandstones - the role of pressure solution. In Elsevier Geo-Engineering Book Series. C ed. Elsevier Ltd. 2004. p. 733-738. (Elsevier Geo-Engineering Book Series; C). https://doi.org/10.1016/S1571-9960(04)80126-5