14-17 May 2018
New Orleans
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Modeling fracture reactivation in a mixed dimensional setting: Friction models and numerical challenges

17 May 2018, 09:08
New Orleans

New Orleans

Oral 20 Minutes MS 2.11: Advances in coupled flow and geomechanical processes in fractured porous media Parallel 9-C


Runar Berge (University of Bergen)


Reactivation of fractures is a strongly coupled problem involving disparate
physical processes such as fluid flow, temperature and rock deformation. We present a coupled mixed dimensional model, where the main focus is on the deformation of fractures. We will discuss numerical solutions of friction models for the reactivation of pre-existing fracture networks, and the treatment of the non-linearities introduced by the slip. Numerical examples include a 3D fracture network inspired by realistic data.

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Runar Berge (University of Bergen)


Prof. Inga Berre (University of Bergen) Eirik Keilegavlen (University of Bergen) Prof. Jan Nordbotten (University of Bergen)

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