Expanded Mixed Multiscale Finite Element Methods and Their Applications for Flows in Porous Media

L. Jiang, D. Copeland, J. D. Moulton
2012 Multiscale Modeling & simulation  
We develop a family of expanded mixed Multiscale Finite Element Methods (MsFEMs) and their hybridizations for second-order elliptic equations. This formulation expands the standard mixed Multiscale Finite Element formulation in the sense that four unknowns (hybrid formulation) are solved simultaneously: pressure, gradient of pressure, velocity and Lagrange multipliers. We use multiscale basis functions for the both velocity and gradient of pressure. In the expanded mixed MsFEM framework, we
more » ... ider both cases of separable-scale and non-separable spatial scales. We specifically analyze the methods in three categories: periodic separable scales, G- convergence separable scales, and continuum scales. When there is no scale separation, using some global information can improve accuracy for the expanded mixed MsFEMs. We present rigorous convergence analysis for expanded mixed MsFEMs. The analysis includes both conforming and nonconforming expanded mixed MsFEM. Numerical results are presented for various multiscale models and flows in porous media with shales to illustrate the efficiency of the expanded mixed MsFEMs.
doi:10.1137/11083143x fatcat:y4na4xuipvf2rhzuin563nvmba