Articles | Volume 11, issue 6
Research article
23 Dec 2020
Research article |  | 23 Dec 2020

On a new robust workflow for the statistical and spatial analysis of fracture data collected with scanlines (or the importance of stationarity)

Andrea Bistacchi, Silvia Mittempergher, Mattia Martinelli, and Fabrizio Storti

Model code and software Andrea Bistacchi

Short summary
We present an innovative workflow for the statistical analysis of fracture data collected along scanlines. Our methodology is based on performing non-parametric statistical tests, which allow detection of important features of the spatial distribution of fractures, and on the analysis of the cumulative spacing function (CSF) and cumulative spacing derivative (CSD), which allows the boundaries of stationary domains to be defined in an objective way.