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Mesh Generation and Flow Simulation in Large Tridimensional Fracture Networks

Authors
  • Laug, Patrick
  • Pichot, Géraldine
Publication Date
Oct 02, 2018
Source
HAL-UPMC
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Language
English
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Abstract

Fractures in the Earth's subsurface have a strong impact in many physical and chemical phenomena, as their properties are very different from those of the surrounding rocks. They are generally organized as multi-scale structures, which can be modeled by Discrete Fracture Networks (DFNs) that may contain hundreds of thousands of ellipses in the tridi-mensional space. This paper presents our approach to generate meshes of such large DFNs and to simulate single-phase flow problems using these meshes.

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