Publication History: This article is based on "Crain's Mechanical Propeerties" by E. R. (Ross) Crain, P.Eng., first published in 2002. Updated annually through 2016. This webpage version is the copyrighted intellectual property of the author.

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The fastest quicklook quantitative petrophysical analysis is accomplished by using spreadsheet software, such as Excel or Lotus 1-2-3. Details of the math for elastic properties and fracture stress are explained in other Chapters of this Handbook.

Below is a sample spreadsheet for a typical elastic properties and fracture pressure and closure  stress example.

Mechanical Properties and Closure Stress Spreadsheet


Mechanical Properties and Closure Stress Spreadsheet

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