A simple CVFEM discrete fracture model for unstructured mesh flow-based upscaling

Mustapha Zakari and Guillaume Caumon. ( 2019 )
in: 2019 Ring Meeting, ASGA

Abstract

We introduce a simple Discrete Fracture Model (DFM) for modeling multiphase fluid flow in the subsurface on unstructured meshes and for flow-based upscaling. The numerical approximation is based on the Control Volume Finite Element Method (CVFEM) which combines the Finite Element interpolation theory and the Finite Volume conservative formulation where the variables can be interpreted physically in terms of fluxes, forces, and sources. We explain our spatial and temporal discretizations and show first 2D and 3D flow results.

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@INPROCEEDINGS{ZakariRM2019,
    author = { Zakari, Mustapha and Caumon, Guillaume },
     title = { A simple CVFEM discrete fracture model for unstructured mesh flow-based upscaling },
 booktitle = { 2019 Ring Meeting },
      year = { 2019 },
 publisher = { ASGA },
  abstract = { We introduce a simple Discrete Fracture Model (DFM) for modeling multiphase fluid flow in the subsurface on unstructured meshes and for flow-based upscaling. The numerical approximation is based on the Control Volume Finite Element Method (CVFEM) which combines the Finite Element interpolation theory and the Finite Volume conservative formulation where the variables can be interpreted physically in terms of fluxes, forces, and sources. We explain our spatial and temporal discretizations and show first 2D and 3D flow results. }
}