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  • Mork Family Department Ph.D. Dissertation Presentation - Minh Tran

    Mon, Oct 11, 2021 @ 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

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    Speaker: Minh Tran, Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

    Talk Title: A novel multiphysics coupled framework to model fluid flow, solute transport, and reservoir geomechanics in fractured porous media

    Abstract: Join Zoom Meeting
    https://usc.zoom.us/j/99286039027?pwd=Zncwb2dqUmd4MEZ3NVVMQWNCeW5uUT09

    Meeting ID: 992 8603 9027
    Passcode: 669210

    Despite recent advances in modeling flow and geomechanics coupling, a holistic multiphysics approach to capturing the coupling synergy between fluid flow, injectant transport, induced stresses, and fracture mechanics is lacking. There is a growing interest in developing an integrated multiphysics simulator to investigate physical processes during fluid injection into a fractured reservoir, i.e. injection-induced deformation and stresses, dissolution and spreading of the injected fluid, and convective instabilities originating from the contrast in injected and resident fluid properties, e.g. viscous fingering.

    I develop a holistic computational modeling framework that couples reservoir geomechanics, fluid flow, solvent transport, and fracture dynamics. The first objective is to quantitatively characterize the effect of geomechanical coupling on key macroscopic transport phenomena such as spreading, mixing, and viscous fingering. The second objective is to probe the impact of poroelasticity on the temporal and spatial evolution of embedded fracture networks in terms of induced permeability, dynamic propagation, and fracture interactions. The third objective is to investigate how flow-transport coupling and fracture dynamics modulate the stress state and geomechanical stability of stress-sensitive subsurface formations.

    The findings of this study are relevant in many practical applications such as waste disposal, carbon dioxide sequestration, contaminant transport, enhanced oil recovery, and tracer surveillance.

    Host: Minh Tran

    More Info: https://usc.zoom.us/j/99286039027?pwd=Zncwb2dqUmd4MEZ3NVVMQWNCeW5uUT09

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/99286039027?pwd=Zncwb2dqUmd4MEZ3NVVMQWNCeW5uUT09

    More Information: PhD_Defense_Minh_Tran_Flyer.pdf

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/99286039027?pwd=Zncwb2dqUmd4MEZ3NVVMQWNCeW5uUT09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Greta Harrison

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