Modeling of Flow and Reactive Transport in IPARS
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M. F. Wheeler, S. Sun and S. G. Thomas
In this work, we describe a number of efficient and locally conservative methods for
subsurface flow and reactive transport that have been or are currently being implemented in the IPARS
(Integrated Parallel and Accurate Reservoir Simulator). For flow problems, we consider discontinuous
Galerkin (DG) methods and mortar mixed finite element methods. For transport problems, we employ
discontinuous Galerkin methods and Godunov-mixed methods. For efficient treatment of reactive
transport simulations, we present a number of state-of-the-art dynamic mesh adaptation strategies and
implementations. Operator splitting approaches and iterative coupling techniques are also discussed.
Finally, numerical examples are provided to illustrate the capability of IPARS to treat general
biogeochemistry as well as the effectivity of mesh adaptations with DG for transport.
Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA.