Advanced Algebraic Multigrid Solvers for Subsurface Flow Simulation

Meng-Huo Chen, Shuyu Sun, Amgad Salama

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    In this research we are particularly interested in extending the robustness of multigrid solvers to encounter complex systems related to subsurface reservoir applications for flow problems in porous media. In many cases, the step for solving the pressure filed in subsurface flow simulation becomes a bottleneck for the performance of the simulator. For solving large sparse linear system arising from MPFA discretization, we choose multigrid methods as the linear solver. The possible difficulties and issues will be addressed and the corresponding remedies will be studied. As the multigrid methods are used as the linear solver, the simulator can be parallelized (although not trivial) and the high-resolution simulation become feasible, the ultimately goal which we desire to achieve.
    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationSecond EAGE Workshop on High Performance Computing for Upstream
    PublisherEAGE Publications
    ISBN (Print)9789462821606
    StatePublished - Sep 13 2015


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