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Grid Design and Scale up of Geological Heterogeneity

  • Author / Creator
    Razavi, Seyedehfatemeh
  • Geological heterogeneity is often represented by assigning rock properties to grids of different block size. Some geological features are represented as discrete objects at the chosen grid block size and others are represented as continuous properties. There is a transition between the discrete and continuous where the size of the features is too small to be represented discretely and too large to be represented continuously. This is linked to the notion of REV, that is, it is impossible to choose a grid size where geological features are at REV scale. An extended view of modeling regimes is proposed by modifying the classical REV plot presented by Bear. The challenge of geostatistical modeling in transition regime is addressed. A continuous framework is considered with particular attention to the spatial continuity since the scale of variability is larger than the scale of modeling. Numerical experiments are conducted on various geological models.

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  • Graduation date
    2013-11
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Science
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R37P8TN4B
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
    English
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Master's
  • Department
    • Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Specialization
    • Mining Engineering
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Deutsch, Clayton V. (Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Deutsch, Clayton V. (Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering)
    • Trivedi, Japan (Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering)
    • Li, Zukui (Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering)