Gravitational Forces in Dual-Porosity Systems II: Computational Validation of the Homogonized Model
Three models are considered for single component, single phase flow in naturally fractured porous media. The microscopic model holds on the Darcy scale, and it is considered to govern the system. The macroscopic, dual-porosity model was derived in Part I of their work from the microscopic model by two-scale mathematical homogenization. In this paper, we show that the dual-porosity model predicts well the behavior of the microscopic model by comparing their computed solutions in certain reasonable test cases. Homogenization gives a complex formula for a key parameter in the dual-porosity model; herein a simple approximation to this formula is presented. The third model considered is a single-porosity model with averaged parameters. It is shown that this type of model cannot predict the behavior of the microscopic flow.
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