Center for Modeling of Coupled Subsurface Dynamics


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Solvers for mixed dimensional flow

Solvers for mixed dimensional flow and mechanics on the fracture-matrix interface

The goal of the project is to develop mathematical model and solution approaches to rupture dynamics including advanced friction laws in the presence of fluids.


This project will consider the dynamical evolution of spontaneous ruptures embedded in an elastic deforming body, governed by rate- and state friction laws. The resulting model is based on mixed dimensional differential equations: Biot-Allard in the matrix coupled to flow on the fracture surface including the friction laws on the fracture interfaces.

Funded by the VISTA program
VISTA Program (vista.no)