Speaker(s): Capucine Legentil

Date: Thursday 11th June 2020 – 11:00 am


This seminar is the occasion to present my PhD work on a method to robustly introduce boundaries in a triangulated geomodel, that allows the integration of new data, simulation results or geometry perturbation to reflect the subsurface uncertainties. The 2D geological model is locally updated, meaning that only a given region is modified and that the rest of the model remains identical. The area that can be modified is either specified as an input parameter or defined automatically. The input data is a triangulated surface storing the geological structure and physical properties. I will focus on the insertion of a horizon implicitly defined by an iso-value of a scalar field. The output is an updated mesh, which contains the new horizon. Distinctly from current model modification, the modifications are made to the mesh and aim to keep it valid throughout the transformations. The representation of geological structures as well as the computational support (mesh) can impact physical simulations. Once the local remeshing has been made, the impact of these updates on the model's physical behavior is evaluated thanks to the comparison of wave propagation profiles. These profiles are simulated using a Discontinuous Galerkin method.