A finite-volume discretization for deformation of fractured media

  title={A finite-volume discretization for deformation of fractured media},
  author={Eren Uçar and Eirik Keilegavlen and Inga Berre and Jan Martin Nordbotten},
  journal={Computational Geosciences},
Simulating the deformation of fractured media requires the coupling of different models for the deformation of fractures and the formation surrounding them. We consider a cell-centered finite-volume approach, termed the multi-point stress approximation (MPSA) method, which is developed in order to discretize coupled flow and mechanical deformation in the subsurface. Within the MPSA framework, we consider fractures as co-dimension one inclusions in the domain, with the fracture surfaces… 

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