Vertical apertures on the 3D fracture surface

Stochastic 3D Navier-Stokes Flow in Self-Affine Fracture Geometries Controlled by Anisotropy and Channeling

  • Author:

    Robert Egert, Fabian Nitschke, Maziar Gholami Korzani, Thomas Kohl

  • Source:

    Geophysical Research Letters

  • Date: April 2021
  • The study analyzes 3D Navier-Stokes flows using probabilistic methods and compares them with simpler model representations. For the first time, special phenomena of flow through rough fractures can be explained.