Session

14.09.2017     16:30–18:30

Title:
MS80
Increasing the physical realism of models and simulations involving fractured rocks
Type:
Subsurface models (cryoshpere, hydrosphere, lithosphere, pedoshpere)
Room:

The shallow subsurface is fractured, and such displacement discontinuities can have a critical impact on the engineering of water resources, tunnels and mines, underground gas storage, CO2 geo-sequestration, geothermal systems and hydrocarbon reservoirs. Understanding how rock fractures affect related activities in this now heavily explored environment is very important.      Arguably, realistic modelling and simulation of processes involving rock fractures, exemplifies the complexity of industrial applications of mathematics. It necessitates multi-process multi-scale  models of often formidable geometric complexity. These are difficult to impossible to verify and validate.      Here we invite novel contributions to this cross-disciplinary subject: forward modelling of reactive (multiphase) flow processes, geomechanics, effective media property determination, model construction, benchmarking and validation. This mini symposium will explore how we can improve the physical realism of fracture modelling and simulation with the goal of better prediction, improved design of, and early anticipation of risks and side effects of engineering measures.

14.09.2017
16:30–18:30

Title:
MS80
Increasing the physical realism of models and simulations involving fractured rocks
Type:
Subsurface models (cryoshpere, hydrosphere, lithosphere, pedoshpere)
Room:

The shallow subsurface is fractured, and such displacement discontinuities can have a critical impact on the engineering of water resources, tunnels and mines, underground gas storage, CO2 geo-sequestration, geothermal systems and hydrocarbon reservoirs. Understanding how rock fractures affect related activities in this now heavily explored environment is very important.      Arguably, realistic modelling and simulation of processes involving rock fractures, exemplifies the complexity of industrial applications of mathematics. It necessitates multi-process multi-scale  models of often formidable geometric complexity. These are difficult to impossible to verify and validate.      Here we invite novel contributions to this cross-disciplinary subject: forward modelling of reactive (multiphase) flow processes, geomechanics, effective media property determination, model construction, benchmarking and validation. This mini symposium will explore how we can improve the physical realism of fracture modelling and simulation with the goal of better prediction, improved design of, and early anticipation of risks and side effects of engineering measures.


16:30–16:50
O407 Modelling and simulation of fracture aperture 
Caroline Milliottte (Parkville/AU)


16:50–17:10
O408 Prediction of fracture aperture in fragmented rocks
Hossein Agheshlui (Parkville/AU)


17:10–17:30
O409  Impact of natural fracture reactivation on gas production from shale gas plays
Jun Wang (Parkville/AU, Chengdu/CN)


17:30–17:50
O410 Flow and tracer transport in coupled fracture and porous block - code comparison and singularity study
Milan Hokr (Liberec/CZ)