Simulation of Contaminant Transport in Fractured Porous Media on Triangular Meshes

Abstract

A mathematical model for contaminant species passing through fractured porous media is presented. In the numerical model, we combine two locally conservative methods, i.e. mixed finite element (MFE) and the finite volume (FV) methods. Adaptive triangle mesh is used for effective treatment of the fractures. A hybrid MFE method is employed to provide an accurate approximation of velocities field for both the fractures and matrix which are crucial to the convection part of the transport equation. The FV method and the standard MFE method are used to approximate the convection and dispersion terms respectively. Numerical examples in a medium containing fracture network illustrate the robustness and efficiency of the proposed numerical model.

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@article{Dong2010SimulationOC, title={Simulation of Contaminant Transport in Fractured Porous Media on Triangular Meshes}, author={Chen Yang Dong and Shuyu Sun}, journal={2010 International Conference on Computational and Information Sciences}, year={2010}, pages={136-139} }