Presenter/Author Information

Yanfang Wang
Minquan Feng
Shiping Fan
Bangmin Zheng

Keywords

reservoir, numerical simulation, element flow, boundary-fitted-coordinate, flow field

Start Date

1-7-2010 12:00 AM

Description

We have studied the three-dimensional flow field of a reservoir using anumerical simulation on an energy equation. Firstly, we used a boundary-fitted-coordinatesystem applied to a curved computational grid for a reservoir. Secondly, the curvedcomputational grid was made into a fine-mesh by subdividing it into layers/stripes(horizontal and stripes vertical). Lastly, the flow field can be calculated as one-dimensional,plane two-dimensional and vertical two-dimensional using an energy equation. As the gridcan be freely tessellated, the calculation accuracy of the flow field can be controlledeffectively. The whole process of simulation is easy to be programmed and can be appliedto other flow fields.

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Numerical simulation of the three-dimensional flow field in a reservoir using energy equation

We have studied the three-dimensional flow field of a reservoir using anumerical simulation on an energy equation. Firstly, we used a boundary-fitted-coordinatesystem applied to a curved computational grid for a reservoir. Secondly, the curvedcomputational grid was made into a fine-mesh by subdividing it into layers/stripes(horizontal and stripes vertical). Lastly, the flow field can be calculated as one-dimensional,plane two-dimensional and vertical two-dimensional using an energy equation. As the gridcan be freely tessellated, the calculation accuracy of the flow field can be controlledeffectively. The whole process of simulation is easy to be programmed and can be appliedto other flow fields.