Conclusion and perspective

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Technical aspect

The method choice

The choice of the method for the simulation is of a clear influence, as we have seen with VOF/LEVEL SET for the experience simulation.

The VOF method is an adapted eularian method corresponding to our cases that aim for tracking the interface in limited geometry.


The code choice

One of the most tasks facing engineers is to choose the best simulation code according to the studied case.

For us the two candidates were Fluent and Jadim.

In our case the balance has tipped to Fluent, taking in consideration the approaching of experiment results for the equilibrium time. As well as it didn't present converging problems. One of the most important factors, is the the simulation time netly lower than the one made  with Jadim. Although it is important to mention the relative difficulty faced when changing and treating geometry.

Jadim has shown many advantageous points as the easiest way of managing geometry, and the high sensibility for phases that could be seen as diffusion while simulation. This high sensibility is not accompanied with a performance interface tracking which makes it a disadvantage for Jadim.

The commercial label of Fluent was also a factor of proposing Fluent as the accurate code for the project.

The geometry

We presented geometry with oil blocking possibilities as it occurs with karst caves. the sensibility of the oil blocked volume to the geometry is important.

Setting more complex geometry to approach real structures is recommended.

The obtained results will serve for the exploration of the gas injection part of the project.

Professional aspect

The project was an occasion to use some managerial tools for the project planning and the task dispatching. It was also an introduction of the team working conditions necessary for our near and far professional future.