Speaker(s): Pierre Anquez

Date: Friday 23rd of February 2018

Location: room G201, ENSG, Nancy


Meshing a 3D geological model is often essential in integrative subsurface modeling, but it is often a time-consuming task that typically requires a lot of user interaction. The difficulty is double: (i) the invalidity of the models and (ii) their geometrical complexity. The principal cause of invalidity for 2D or 3D boundary models is the non-watertightness. However, watertightness is generally required by meshing methods. In addition, the inherent geometrical complexity of geological models (due to e.g. thin layers, unconformities, or small fault displacements) strongly constrains the quality of the mesh to generate. To have a good mesh quality, one solution is to modify the geological model by merging locally or displacing its boundaries before generating the mesh.
In this seminar I will present a method I am currently developing to detect and fix geological model invalid and complex features. I model these features by a graph providing a formal framework to operate and correct the input model. The possible operations to fix the geometrical and topological issues are equivalent to graph elementary operations. This seminar will also be an opportunity to present the GJK algorithm, a fast algorithm to compute convex shape intersection and distance, I intend to use in geomodel invalid feature detection process.