Hydraulic Fracture Mechanics by Valko and Economides, was a good treatment of the applied mechanics of the subject at the time it was written (1995), but much of the material has been developed since then, in a more theoretical way. The proposed book is based on recent efforts by the authors, to derive accurate solutions for fluid–driven fractures.
Key Features of the book include:
- Focuses on the fundamentals of fluid–driven fractures
- Fluid driven fracturing is an essential technique in the petrolum industry
- Brings new answers to a difficult problem