Hugues Nkulu received his B.Sc. in geology. He has gained practical experience on various mine sites across the Congolese Copperbelt, meeting with most of the different local geological facies.
The main objective of this course is to demonstrate the implementation of numerical modeling and geomechanics simulation in reservoir engineering. The course focuses on the practical applications of numerical modeling for simulation and analysis of geomechanics problems such as wellbore stability, geothermal analysis, flow analysis, and hydraulic fracturing.
Wadzanai is a hydrogeologist with more than five years of experience specializing in hydrogeology, numerical modeling and environmental geosciences.
Griddle offers engineers and scientists both automatic, interactive, and easy-to-use surface meshing and volume grid generation capabilities for FLAC3D, 3DEC, and many other engineering modeling formats, including ABAQUS, ANSYS, NASTRAN, LS-DYNA, VRML, and CSV. Griddle is a plug-in for Rhinoceros 3D (Rhino)* CAD software, leveraging the powerful CAD tools available in Rhino.
Using Rhino tools, you can easily:
With Griddle you can quickly mesh very complex geologies and engineering structures:
Griddle consists of the following components available on the Griddle toolbar in Rhino.
Griddle creates structured hexahedral volume meshes with meshing tool BlockRanger (BR) and unstructured tetrahedral or hex-dominant volume meshes with meshing tool GVol. A structured mesh is characterized by the regular connectivity between elements and typically has well-shaped elements, whereas an unstructured mesh is identified by irregular connectivity. Structured meshes provide comparatively more accurate results for stress calculations than unstructured meshes. However, unstructured meshes are typically much faster to generate; they can be created for geometry of any complexity, and they are more effective for modeling sharper edges and corners.
*Rhinoceros 3D is developed by Robert McNeel & Associates and sold separately. Griddleis a plug-in application for Rhino 3D.
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