A finite element simulator for incompressible two-phase flow
Chavent, Guy; Cohen, G.; Jaffré, Jérôme (1987), A finite element simulator for incompressible two-phase flow, Transport in Porous Media, 2, 5, p. 465-478. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF00211103
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Journal nameTransport in Porous Media
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Abstract (EN)This paper describes a finite element simulator for incompressible two-phase flow. This simulator is based on numerical techniques which are novel to the field of reservoir simulation. It uses irregular meshes, discontinuous high-order finite elements for the approximation of saturations (including Riemann solvers and slope limiters), and the mixed-hybrid formulation of mixed finite elements for an efficient and precise approximation of pressures and velocities. Each injection or production well is simulated by a few one-dimensional implicit models arranged to form a macroelement. This simulator is able to handle gravity, capillary pressures, porosity and permeability (both absolute and relative), and heterogeneity. Numerical results are shown which illustrate the capabilities of the code.
Subjects / Keywordsheterogeneity; nonlinear convection; slope limiter; Godunov methods; finite elements; numerical simulation; Two-phase flow
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