Probabilistic Calibration of a Modified Van der Poel Model Representing the Viscoelastic Behavior of Sandstone Conference Paper uri icon


  • 2017 ASCE. The study of rheological behavior of rocks is fundamental to the interpretation of long-term time-dependent deformations and of fracturing processes. This work introduces the probabilistic calibration method to account for the uncertainty resulting from the sources of evidence used to conduct a model calibration (i.e., experimental observations, model prediction and expert's judgment). Conditioned on a series of triaxial compression creep experiments conducted on sandstone, this research introduces a systematic methodology through the probabilistic assessment of a modified Van der Poel model to simulate the viscoelastic behavior of a sandstone specimen under a single loading condition. Results show the structural correlation (linear and non-linear) between the model parameters, and the effects they pose on the rheological behavior of the specimen.

name of conference

  • Geo-Risk 2017

published proceedings


author list (cited authors)

  • Zhu, Y., Cong, L. u., Hu, X., & Medina-Cetina, Z.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Zhu, Yichuan||Cong, Lu||Hu, Xinli||Medina-Cetina, Zenon

publication date

  • June 2017