Fractured media: numerical methods for fluid flow and mechanics
Computational methods for the simulation of complex physical processes in fractured media play a fundamental role in many applications including aquifer monitoring and protection, oil&gas enhanced recovery, and geological storage of pollutants. All these applications involve a number of coupled physical processes, occur in large scale complex geometries, are characterized by large uncertainty, and quite often require a reliable risk evaluation and prevention. The conference aims at presenting and discussing a number of issues recently raised about modeling and development of suitable numerical methods regarding:
- Flow in fracture networks;
- Influence of roughness inside the fractures;
- Flow in fractured porous media;
- Up-scaling and homogenization;
- Coupled thermal, hydraulic and/or mechanical processes in fractured media;
- Fault reactivation and fracture deformation;
- Fracture propagation;
- Self-organization of fracture networks;
- Non-linearities (such as geochemistry, dissolution inside the fractures etc…);
- Verification benchmarks;
- Uncertainty quantification/risk measurements;
- Artificial intelligence applied to fractured media, Graph-based methods, model reduction.
Registration and abstract submission are availble on the conference web site.