A case study of the surface subsidence of the Polesine area

B. A. Schrefler, R. W. Lewis, V. A. Norris

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The Polesine, a region in the northeast of Italy, has experienced considerable surface subsidence due to the withdrawal of water and gas from the underlying reservoir sediments. These settlements have been well documented and form the basis of a comparison study with a finite element consolidation model. It is shown that the model is capable of simulating the field behaviour during production and also after the closure of the wells.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)377-386
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1977

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Mechanics of Materials


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