Articles | Volume 12, issue 10
Solid Earth, 12, 2407–2424, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-12-2407-2021
Solid Earth, 12, 2407–2424, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-12-2407-2021

Research article 27 Oct 2021

Research article | 27 Oct 2021

Roughness of fracture surfaces in numerical models and laboratory experiments

Steffen Abe and Hagen Deckert

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on se-2021-51', Francesco Salvini, 29 Jun 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Steffen Abe, 10 Aug 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on se-2021-51', Jessica McBeck, 12 Jul 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Steffen Abe, 10 Aug 2021
  • RC3: 'Comment on se-2021-51', Anonymous Referee #3, 15 Jul 2021
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC3', Steffen Abe, 10 Aug 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Steffen Abe on behalf of the Authors (01 Sep 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (02 Sep 2021) by Federico Rossetti
RR by Jessica McBeck (09 Sep 2021)
ED: Publish as is (10 Sep 2021) by Federico Rossetti
ED: Publish as is (10 Sep 2021) by Federico Rossetti(Executive Editor)
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Short summary
We use numerical simulations and laboratory experiments on rock samples to investigate how stress conditions influence the geometry and roughness of fracture surfaces. The roughness of the surfaces was analyzed in terms of absolute roughness and scaling properties. The results show that the surfaces are self-affine but with different scaling properties between the numerical models and the real rock samples. Results suggest that stress conditions have little influence on the surface roughness.