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Modelling discrete fault

Hello everyone. I’m looking for a free tool to model the groundwater flow in presence of tectonic faults with small/high permeability with respect to the surrounding rock.
Is it possible with Opengeosys?

Dear Matteo_Albano

I am not the person in charge of modelling this kind of processes with OpenGeoSys, but maybe you can have a look to this recent paper and see if this is what you are looking for: https://www.ufz.de/index.php?de=20939&pub_id=23345

I hope this helps you
Best wishes
Vanessa

Dear Matteo_Albano,

one possibility to handle fractures / faults is to integrate them into the mesh. Mesh elements located into the fault could have different properties than the surrounding rock. Such models can be simulated using OGS. See the article https://gmd.copernicus.org/articles/8/3681/2015/.

Best regards,
Thomas