3D Modeling of Complex Natural Objects

Jean-Jacques Royer and B. Gerard and Christian Le Carlier de Veslud and Arben Shtuka. ( 1996 )
in: Modeling Complex Data for Creating Information, pages 155--168, Springer

Abstract

The aim of 3D modeling is to define the geometry and properties (such as permeability, porosity,...) of natural complex structures which are investigated from irregular sampling (boreholes, sections, points). Once a geometrical model is built, the evolution of various parameters, such as coupled heat and mass transfers, can be studied using numerical modeling. The geometry and the physical parameters of the objects are modeled using the GOCAD software developed at the Ecole de Géologie de Nancy. Several studies are presented to illustrate this approach, including the 3D modeling of an underground chromite mine, the thermal field and the fluid flow patterns around a fractured geothermal site at Soultz in the Rhine Graben, and the 3D seismic data collected during an injection experiment.

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    @INPROCEEDINGS{,
        author = { Royer, Jean-Jacques and Gerard, B. and Le Carlier de Veslud, Christian and Shtuka, Arben },
        editor = { Dubois, J. E. and Gershon, Nahum },
         title = { 3D Modeling of Complex Natural Objects },
     booktitle = { Modeling Complex Data for Creating Information },
       chapter = { 0 },
          year = { 1996 },
         pages = { 155--168 },
     publisher = { Springer },
       address = { Berlin },
      abstract = { The aim of 3D modeling is to define the geometry and properties (such as permeability, porosity,...) of natural complex structures which are investigated from irregular sampling (boreholes, sections, points). Once a geometrical model is built, the evolution of various parameters, such as coupled heat and mass transfers, can be studied using numerical modeling. The geometry and the physical parameters of the objects are modeled using the GOCAD software developed at the Ecole de Géologie de Nancy. Several studies are presented to illustrate this approach, including the 3D modeling of an underground chromite mine, the thermal field and the fluid flow patterns around a fractured geothermal site at Soultz in the Rhine Graben, and the 3D seismic data collected during an injection experiment. }
    }