Synopsys and Pöyry AMS have recently joined forces to offer a joint solution capable of treating this class of flow for a variety of rock types: sandstone, limestone, etc. Synopsys’ Simpleware’s unique meshing technology based on digitizing millions-of-pixel rock samples is combined with Pöyry’s TransAT CFD, a powerful CFD tool dedicated to capillary-driven multi-fluid flows.
This case study involved study of the flow of oil through Berea sandstone. This example was chosen as an early proof-of-concept, with the idea that future work and collaborations will explore a wider range of geological samples for multiphase rock segmentation. The workflow for this project is as follows:
- the Simpleware mesher provides a very high quality STL file describing the pores
- the STL is then loaded within TransAT UI to read the files