We consider the problem of underground flow simulations in fractured media. This is a large scale, heterogeneous multi-scale phenomenon involving very complex geological configurations. Within the Discrete Fracture Network (DFN) model, we focus on the resolution of the steady-state flow in large fracture networks. Exploiting the peculiarity of the Virtual Element Method (VEM), which allows the use of rather general polygonal mesh elements, we propose an approach for building a suitable mesh for representing the solution on DFNs.

The Virtual Element Method for large scale Discrete Fracture Network simulations: fracture-independent mesh generation / Benedetto, MATIAS FERNANDO; Berrone, Stefano; Borio, Andrea; Pieraccini, Sandra; Scialo', Stefano. - In: PROCEEDINGS IN APPLIED MATHEMATICS AND MECHANICS. - ISSN 1617-7061. - STAMPA. - (2015), pp. 19-22. ((Intervento presentato al convegno 86th Annual Meeting of the International Association of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (GAMM) tenutosi a Lecce (IT) nel Marzo 2015 [10.1002/pamm.201510006].

The Virtual Element Method for large scale Discrete Fracture Network simulations: fracture-independent mesh generation

BENEDETTO, MATIAS FERNANDO;BERRONE, Stefano;BORIO, ANDREA;PIERACCINI, SANDRA;SCIALO', STEFANO
2015

Abstract

We consider the problem of underground flow simulations in fractured media. This is a large scale, heterogeneous multi-scale phenomenon involving very complex geological configurations. Within the Discrete Fracture Network (DFN) model, we focus on the resolution of the steady-state flow in large fracture networks. Exploiting the peculiarity of the Virtual Element Method (VEM), which allows the use of rather general polygonal mesh elements, we propose an approach for building a suitable mesh for representing the solution on DFNs.
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