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3D Hybrid Mesh Generation for Reservoir Flow Simulation

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3D Hybrid Mesh Generation for Reservoir Flow Simulation
A great challenge for flow simulators of new generation is to gain more accuracy at well proximity within complex geological structures. For this purpose, a new approach based on hybrid mesh modeling was proposed in 2D in [1]. In this hybrid mesh, the reservoir is described by a structured quadrilateral mesh and drainage areas around wells are represented by radial circular meshes. In order to generate a global conforming mesh, unstructured transition meshes constituted by convex polygonal elements satisfying finite volume properties are used to connect together these two structured meshes. Thus, the resulting mesh allows us to take full advantages of simplicity and practical aspects of structured meshes while complexity inherent to unstructured meshes is introduced only where strictly needed. This paper presents the 3D extension of the generation of such a hybrid mesh [2]. The proposed method uses 3D power diagrams to generate the transition mesh. Due to the round off errors, this...
N. Flandrin, Houman Borouchaki, Chakib Bennis
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Year 2004
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Authors N. Flandrin, Houman Borouchaki, Chakib Bennis
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