Patching Hele-Shaw Cells to Investigate the Flow at Low Reynolds Number in Fracture Networks

  title={Patching Hele-Shaw Cells to Investigate the Flow at Low Reynolds Number in Fracture Networks},
  author={Pouria Aghajannezhad and Mathieu Sellier and Sid M. Becker},
  journal={Transport in Porous Media},
This research has found a novel computationally efficient method of modelling flow at low Reynolds number through fracture networks. The numerical analysis was performed by connecting Hele-Shaw cells to investigate the effect of intersections on the pressure field and hydraulic resistance for given inlet and outlet pressure values. In this analysis, the impact of intersecting length, intersecting angle and fracture aperture on the fluid flow was studied. For this purpose, two models with… 
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