The numerical computations for single phase flow through three-dimensional digitized rock fractures under varied simulated confining pressures appropriate to midcrustal depths were presented. The computations were performed using the lattice Boltzmann method to approximate Navier-Stokes flow. The comparison of the numerical predictions of fracture permeability was done with laboratory measurements performed on the same fractures.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics|
|Issue number||4 2|
|State||Published - Apr 2003|