A mixed finite element-boundary element solution for the analysis of two-dimensional flow in porous media composed of rock blocks and discrete fractures is described. The rock blocks are modelled implicitly by using boundary elements whereas finite elements are adopted to model the discrete fractures. The computational procedure has been implemented in a hybrid code which has been validated first by comparing the numerical results with the closed-form solution for flow in a porous aquifer intercepted by a vertical fracture only. Then, a more complex problem has been solved where a pervious, homogeneous and isotropic matrix containing a net of fractures is considered. The results obtained are shown to describe satisfactorily the main features of the flow problem under study.
|Autori interni:||FIDELIBUS, Corrado|
|Titolo:||A mixed solution for two-dimensional unsteady flow in fractured porous media|
|Rivista:||INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR NUMERICAL AND ANALYTICAL METHODS IN GEOMECHANICS|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1997|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|