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On the use of the Virtual Element Method for geomechanics on reservoir grids

@inproceedings{Andersen2016OnTU,
  title={On the use of the Virtual Element Method for geomechanics on reservoir grids},
  author={Odd Andersen and H. M. Nilsen and Xavier Raynaud},
  year={2016}
}
In this paper we study the use of Virtual Element method for geomechanics. Our emphasis is on applications to reservoir simulations. The physical processes that form the reservoirs, such as sedimentation, erosion and faulting, lead to complex geometrical structures. A minimal representation, with respect to the physical parameters of the system, then naturally leads to general polyhedral grids. Numerical methods which can directly handle this representation will be highly favorable, in… 

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