Acceleration of Gas Flow Simulations in Dual-Continuum Porous Media Based on the Mass-Conservation POD Method

Yi Wang, Shuyu Sun, Bo Yu

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Reduced-order modeling approaches for gas flow in dual-porosity dual-permeability porous media are studied based on the proper orthogonal decomposition (POD) method combined with Galerkin projection. The typical modeling approach for non-porous-medium liquid flow problems is not appropriate for this compressible gas flow in a dual-continuum porous media. The reason is that non-zero mass transfer for the dual-continuum system can be generated artificially via the typical POD projection, violating the mass-conservation nature and causing the failure of the POD modeling. A new POD modeling approach is proposed considering the mass conservation of the whole matrix fracture system. Computation can be accelerated as much as 720 times with high precision (reconstruction errors as slow as 7.69 × 10−4%~3.87% for the matrix and 8.27 × 10−4%~2.84% for the fracture).
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1380
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 12 2017

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: The work presented in this paper has been supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) (No. 51576210, No. 51325603), Science Foundation of China University of Petroleum-Beijing (No. 2462015BJB03, No. 2462015YQ0409, No. C201602) and supported in part by funding from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) through the grant BAS/1/1351-01-01. This work is also supported by the Foundation of Key Laboratory of Thermo-Fluid Science and Engineering (Xi’an Jiaotong University), Ministry of Education, Xi’an 710049, P. R. China (KLTFSE2015KF01).


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