Flow and transport in fractured poroelastic media

  • Ilona Ambartsumyan
  • Eldar Khattatov
  • Truong Nguyen
  • Ivan YotovEmail author
Original Paper
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Numerical methods for processes in fractured porous media


We study flow and transport in fractured poroelastic media using Stokes flow in the fractures and the Biot model in the porous media. The Stokes–Biot model is coupled with an advection–diffusion equation for modeling transport of chemical species within the fluid. The continuity of flux on the fracture-matrix interfaces is imposed via a Lagrange multiplier. The coupled system is discretized by a finite element method using Stokes elements, mixed Darcy elements, conforming displacement elements, and discontinuous Galerkin for transport. The stability and convergence of the coupled scheme are analyzed. Computational results verifying the theory as well as simulations of flow and transport in fractured poroelastic media are presented.


Fluid-poroelastic structure interaction Stokes-Biot model Coupled flow and transport Fractured poroelastic media 

Mathematics Subject Classification

76S05 76D07 74F10 65M60 65M12 



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghUSA

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