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Conference Abstract
06 Sep 2023
Conference Abstract |  | 06 Sep 2023

On the influence of initial stress on final stress in data-calibrated numerical geomechanical models

Tobias Hergert, Steffen Ahlers, Luisa Röckel, Sophia Morawietz, Karsten Reiter, Moritz Ziegler, Birgit Müller, Oliver Heidbach, Frank Schilling, and Andreas Henk

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