Computational Geosciences

, Volume 18, Issue 5, pp 625–636 | Cite as

Efficient multiphysics modelling with adaptive grid refinement using a MPFA method

  • Benjamin Faigle
  • Rainer Helmig
  • Ivar Aavatsmark
  • Bernd Flemisch


A sequential solution procedure is used to simulate compositional two-phase flow in porous media. We employ a multiphysics concept that adapts the numerical complexity locally according to the underlying processes to increase efficiency. The framework is supplemented by a local refinement of the simulation grid. To calculate the fluxes on such grids, we employ a combination of the standard two-point flux approximation and a multipoint flux approximation where the grid is refined. This is then used to simulate a large-scale example related to underground CO2 storage.


Adaptive mesh refinement Compressible two-phase flow Porous media Sequential algorithm 

Mathematics Subject Classifications (2010)

76S05 65M08 65M50 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Benjamin Faigle
    • 1
  • Rainer Helmig
    • 1
  • Ivar Aavatsmark
    • 2
  • Bernd Flemisch
    • 1
  1. 1.IWS, Department of Hydromechanics and Modelling of HydrosystemsUniversität StuttgartStuttgartGermany
  2. 2.CIPRUniversity of BergenBergenNorway

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