Ali Zidane, PhD

Research focus at RERI

Numerical modelling of single and multi-phase flow coupled with mass transfer in porous and fractured media. Modelling is based on the Hybrid Mixed Fined Element Method (HMFEM) to solve the flow equation coupled with the Discontinuous Galerkin Method (DGM) to solve the mass transfer equation.

Structured and unstructured meshes are used (2D and 3D) to model the matrix part and (n-1)D for the discrete fractures.

Selected publications

Zidane, A., and Firoozabadi, A.: "An implicit numerical model for multicomponent compressible two-phase flow in porous media; Advances in Water Resources 85 (2015) 64–78.

Zidane, A., and Firoozabadi, A.: "An Efficient Numerical Model for Multicomponent Compressible Flow in Fractured Porous Media," Advances in Water Resources (2014) 74, 127-147.

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