dwarf is a novel finite element based simulation tool for rock and fluid physics. It efficiently couples the dominant processes of rock and fluid interaction in the subsurface to provide a better understanding essential for various fields of research and application.
dwarf describes the relevant processes in the subsurface by a system of generally nonlinear partial differential equations. We solve these systems with techniques with the following key features:
2D / 3D Finite Elements
Quadrilateral (unstructured) grids
Adaptive mesh refinement
Iterative nonlinear solver (e.g. Newton-Raphson)
We provide a range of physical models ready to use for any 2D or 3D simulation. The currently implemented models include:
van Mises (J2)
Continuous and Statistical model parameter distribution
Whether you're a student getting a first glimpse at geomechanics and fluid flow or a professional researcher looking for a new simulation tool dwarf might be perfect for you!
dwarf is still a young tool and under constant development. Some of the features that we plan to introduce within the next months are listed below. Many are related to the physics and the solution process like:
Multiphase Fluid Flow
whereas others will introduce even more user friendly usage and all-new computational flexibility:
Graphical User Interface
GPU acceleration support
If you have any wish or need in particular, please do not hesitate to contact us!