Fracture flow simulation using a finite-difference lattice Boltzmann method

I. Kim, W. B. Lindquist, W. B. Durham

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Article number046708
Pages (from-to)467081-467089
Number of pages9
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Issue number4 2
StatePublished - Apr 2003


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