Articles | Volume 14, issue 10
Development and technical paper
18 Oct 2021
Development and technical paper |  | 18 Oct 2021

RHEA v1.0: Enabling fully coupled simulations with hydro-geomechanical heterogeneity

José M. Bastías Espejo​​​​​​​, Andy Wilkins, Gabriel C. Rau, and Philipp Blum

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The hydraulic and mechanical properties of the subsurface are inherently heterogeneous. RHEA is a simulator that can perform couple hydro-geomechanical processes in heterogeneous porous media with steep gradients. RHEA is able to fully integrate spatial heterogeneity, allowing allocation of distributed hydraulic and geomechanical properties at mesh element level. RHEA is a valuable tool that can simulate problems considering realistic heterogeneity inherent to geologic formations.