Mathematical and numerical analysis of non-standard mathematical models for flow in porous media -- Iuliu Sorin Pop (Hasselt University)

Seminario di: Analisi Matematica

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dalle 16:00 alle 17:00


B1, Palazzo Manfredini

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Andrea Corli

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Commonly used models for flow in porous media assume that quantities like saturation, phase pressure differences, or relative permeability are related by monotone, algebraic relationships. These relationships are determined experimentally, assuming that the involved quantities have reached a local equilibrium. Under such assumptions, the solutions of the resulting mathematical models have properties like stability in various norms, and satisfy the maximum principle. In particular, such standard models rule out effects like saturation overshoot or the formation of finger profiles, which have been evidenced experimentally. This contradiction is the main motivation when considering non-standard models, where dynamic effects and hysteresis are included in the above mentioned relationships. The resulting models are nonlinear evolution systems of (pseudo-)parabolic and possibly degenerate equations, and may involve differential inclusions. In this contribution we discuss the behaviour of the solutions to such models based on the travelling wave analysis, and analyze different numerical schemes (multipoint flux approximation, discontinuous Galerkin) for approximating the solutions. In particular, we present the rigorous convergence analysis of the numerical solution to the weak solution of the model. Also, we analyze different linear iterative methods for approximating the numerical solution to the nonlinear, fully discrete problems encountered at each time step.
Joint work with C.J. van Duijn, K. Mitra (Eindhoven University of Technology), X. Cao (York University), S. Karpinski (ESPRiT Engineering GmbH), F.A. Radu (University of Bergen), S. Lunowa (Hasselt University).



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