Volume 15, Issue 9 (11-2015)                   Modares Mechanical Engineering 2015, 15(9): 333-340 | Back to browse issues page

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Bahrainian S S, Mehrdoost Z, Bahoosh R. Multiscale unstructured grid generation for reservoir simulation. Modares Mechanical Engineering. 2015; 15 (9) :333-340
URL: http://mme.modares.ac.ir/article-15-890-en.html
1- Faculty of Mechanical Engineering / Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz
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In this paper two automated and robust algorithms for generation of unstructured grids suitable for miltiscale finite volume method in oil reservoirs is presented. The multiscale finite volume method is an efficient numerical method for flow simulation in porous media. The multiscale finite volume method has been extensively studied on structured grids. In this research multiscale finite volume method is extended to unstructured grids. Development of the MSFV method to unstructured grids provides advantages of flexibility and compatibility with geological structures. In this method calculations are carried out on three grids, fine grid, primal coarse grid and dual coarse grid. One of the main challenges to extend the multiscale finite volume method to unstructured grids is to generate primal and dual coarse grids. In this paper an algorithm for partitioning of unstructured grid and generating primal coarse grid is proposed. Also a new algorithm for generating dual coarse grid is presented. Finally, the proposed algorithms for generating multiscale unstructured grids are employed for flow simulations in porous media. Numerical results show that the multiscale finite volume method with generated multiscale unstructured grids of this research can accurately predict the fine scale solution.
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Article Type: Research Article | Subject: CFD
Received: 2015/05/30 | Accepted: 2015/08/3 | Published: 2015/08/18

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