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Multiscale Finite-Volume CVD-MPFA Formulations on Structured and Unstructured Grids / Michael, Edwards

Multiscale Modeling & Simulation, Volume: 14, Issue: 2, Pages: 559 - 594

Swansea University Author: Michael, Edwards

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DOI (Published version): 10.1137/140953691

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This paper presents the development of finite-volume multiscale methods for quadrilateral and triangular unstructured grids. Families of Darcy-flux approximations have been developed for consistent approximation of the general tensor pressure equation arising from Darcy's law together with...

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Published in: Multiscale Modeling & Simulation
ISSN: 1540-3459 1540-3467
Published: 2016
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URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa30223
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Abstract: This paper presents the development of finite-volume multiscale methods for quadrilateral and triangular unstructured grids. Families of Darcy-flux approximations have been developed for consistent approximation of the general tensor pressure equation arising from Darcy's law together with mass conservation. The schemes are control-volume distributed (CVD) with flow variables and rock properties sharing the same control-volume location and are comprised of a multipoint flux family formulation (CVD-MPFA). The schemes are used to develop a CVD-MPFA based multiscale finite-volume (MSFV) formulation applicable to both structured and unstructured grids in two dimensions. The basis functions are a key component of the MSFV method, and are a set of local solutions, usually defined subject to Dirichlet boundary conditions. A generalization of the Cartesian grid Dirichlet basis functions described in [P. Jenny, S. H. Lee, and H. A. Tchelepi, J. Comput. Phys., 187 (2003), pp. 47--67] is presented here for unstructured grids. Whilst the transition from a Cartesian grid to an unstructured grid is largely successful, use of Dirichlet basis functions can still lead to pressure fields that exhibit spurious oscillations in areas of strong heterogeneity. New basis functions are proposed in an attempt to improve the pressure field solutions where Neumann boundary conditions are imposed almost everywhere, except corners which remain specified by Dirichlet values.
Keywords: multiscale finite-volume (MSFV) methods, control-volume distributed multipoint flux approximations (CVD-MPFA)
College: College of Engineering
Issue: 2
Start Page: 559
End Page: 594