Automatic meshing and construction of a 3D reservoir system: From visualization towards simulation

Liu, Yan, Xing, Huilin, Guan, Zhenqun and Zhang, Hongwu (2010). Automatic meshing and construction of a 3D reservoir system: From visualization towards simulation. In: H. Gurgenci and R.D. Weber, Proceedings of the 2010 Australian Geothermal Energy Conference. Australian Geothermal Energy Conference 2010, Adelaide, Australia, (157-162). 17-19 November 2010.

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Author Liu, Yan
Xing, Huilin
Guan, Zhenqun
Zhang, Hongwu
Title of paper Automatic meshing and construction of a 3D reservoir system: From visualization towards simulation
Conference name Australian Geothermal Energy Conference 2010
Conference location Adelaide, Australia
Conference dates 17-19 November 2010
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 2010 Australian Geothermal Energy Conference
Place of Publication Canberra, Australia
Publisher Geoscience Australia
Publication Year 2010
Sub-type Fully published paper
Open Access Status
ISBN 9781921781384
1921781386
ISSN 1448-2177
Editor H. Gurgenci
R.D. Weber
Start page 157
End page 162
Total pages 6
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Finite Element Method (FEM) Geocomputing is increasingly important in analysing and evaluating enhanced geothermal reservoirs. Due to the complexity of geological objects, it is difficult to build a reasonable mesh for FEM. The development of digital 3D geological modelling tools and applications (such as GeoModeller and GoCad) makes it possible to establish geometric models for 3D geological objects. Our work focuses on constructing a geothermal reservoir system which transforms geometric models used in 3D geological visualization into FEM models. A 3D Geological model for visualization is used as input here, and the transformation processes are implemented following: (1) generating a tetrahedral mesh by 3D Delaunay triangulation methods; (2) abstracting boundaries of different geological objects; (3) building a well model by tetrahedral mesh refinement, which will be used in future FEM-based simulations.
Subjects 040402 Geodynamics
040404 Geothermics and Radiometrics
850502 Geothermal Energy
970104 Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences
Keyword Geo Models
Delaunay Triangulation
3D geological modelling
FEM
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Series: Record (Australia. Geoscience Australia)

 
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