Minisymposium: High-Resolution and Large-Scale Numerical Simulations for Fractured Porous Media, Part II
CS and Math
Solid Earth Dynamics
TimeWednesday, 7 July 202114:00 - 16:00 CEST
DescriptionFractures are ubiquitous at different scales in the subsurface regions, and can strongly dominate the hydraulic and mechanical response of such regions. Understanding their distribution, connectivity, initiation, and propagation is fundamental for several applications, such as geothermal energy production, hydrocarbon exploration, hydraulic stimulation and induced-seismicity assessment, CO2 storage. Modelling realistic fracture networks introduces several challenges, and, in the literature, several methods have been introduced to handle with the multiscale and multiphysics phenomena underlying the geophysics applications, including phase-field models for fracture initiation and propagation, hydro-mechanical and thermo-hydro-mechano-chemical coupling for fractured poroelastic media. For these kinds of problems, accurate and realistic discretization methods for fractured porous media hence give rise to large-scale problems for which modern high-performance computing architectures, such as hybrid GPU-CPU supercomputers, are necessary for efficient simulations. The goal of this mini-symposium is to bring together applied researchers and computational scientists working on the simulation of fractured porous media, with a particular focus on geoscientific applications. The presentations will be focused on the major challenges of the field and the most recent developments of HPC and large-scale software.