Applications

Porous media flow simulations


3D fluvial channels

Immiscible porous media flow displacement in a fluvial porous medium.

In this numerical experiment a set of fluvial channels are considered. The domain is characterised by an aspect ratio of 1:50. The wetting phase is injected over the right boundary and the left boundary is the only open boundary. The dynamic mesh is adapted to the saturation field, introducing the majority of the resolution at the shock-front.

3D fingering

Immiscible porous media flow displacement generating fingering modelled with mesh adaptivity.

Immiscible porous media flow displacement of two fluids with a very high viscosity ratio, generating fingering.

Normal faults

Immiscible porous media flow displacement in a layered geological domain with faults.

Immiscible porous media flow displacement in a layered geological domain with faults.

3D Fractures

Immiscible porous media flow displacement in a fractured porous medium.

Immiscible porous media flow displacement in a fractured porous medium using dynamic mesh optimisation.

Saline intrusion

Salt-fresh water interface capture.

Example capturing the sea/fresh water interface in an aquifer.

Fractures growth

Creation of fractures in a porous medium.

Example of the fluid-rock mechanics interaction, creation of fractures in a porous medium by increasing the pressure.

Inertia dominated flow simulations


Droplet impact

A column of water collapsing in air under its own weight.

Three phase droplet impact (water) from a less viscous phase (air) to a more viscous phase (oil).