Finite element simulation of fluid flow in fractured rock media

@article{Kristinof2010FiniteES,
  title={Finite element simulation of fluid flow in fractured rock media},
  author={Ross Kristinof and Pathegama Gamage Ranjith and S. K. Choi},
  journal={Environmental Earth Sciences},
  year={2010},
  volume={60},
  pages={765-773}
}
Fluid dynamics models are used by the petroleum industry to model single- and/or multi-phase flow within fractured rock formations, in order to facilitate extraction of fluids such as oil and natural gas, and in other areas of engineering to study groundwater flow, as well as to estimate contaminant seepage and transport. In this paper, the numerical modelling software Comsol is used to simulate air and water flow through a specimen of granite with a single vertical fracture subjected to… CONTINUE READING

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