Internal seminar of the SERENA team, Thursday 19 November, 4pm-5pm in building 13: Jérôme Jaffré: Discrete reduced models for flow in porous media with fractures and barriers
Abstract: Flow in porous media is strongly influenced by the presence of fractures which can have higher or lower permeabilities (barriers). Depending on the goal of the study there are many models which take into account this influence. In this lecture we will focus on discrete fracture models, that are models where each fracture can be described individually, and reduced fracture models, where a fracture is reduced to an $(n-1)$ surface in an $n$-dimensional model. We will begin with one-phase flow models and continue with two-phase flow taking into account the change of rock types between the matrix rock and the fractures.