Internal seminar of the SERENA team, Thursday 12 November, 3pm-4pm in building 13: Elyes Ahmed: Space-time domain decomposition method for
two-phase flow equations
Abstract: We consider a simplified model of two-phase flow model through a heterogeneous meduim. Focusing on the capillary forces motion, we consider the Optimized Schwarz method with non-linear Robin conditions in the context of non-linear degenerate parabolic problem which is approximated in a domain shared in two homogeneous parts, each of them being a different rock type, each rock is characterized by its relative permeability and capillary curves functions of the phase saturations. We then propose a hybridized finite volume scheme for the approximation of the multi-domain solution. It relies on the Optimized Robin-Schwarz algorithm with a finite volume discretization of the subdomain problems. The existence of a weak solution for the Robin subdomain problems involved in the OSWR method is proved using the convergence of a finite volume approximation. Numerical results for three-dimensional problems are presented to illustrate the performance of the method.