DFN.LAB

Discrete Fracture Network Modeling

 

Our DFN software is a modular computational suite to deal with three-dimensional discrete fracture networks (DFN) models.

We cover DFN generation, simulation and analysis of connectivity, flow, mechanical and transport properties.

Features

DFN Generation

Generate Discrete Frature Network with statistical or genetic rules

Analysis

Provide a full range of analysis from mass density to lacunarity

Fracture mechanics

Linear elastic properties in and out of fractures

Particle Tracking

advective transport of particles

Flow

Steady-state and transient flow

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Publication

Le Goc, R., Pinier, B., Darcel, C., Lavoine, E., Doolaeghe, D., de Simone, S., . . Davy, P (2019, 9-13 December 2019). DFN.lab: Software platform for Discrete Fracture Network models. Paper presented at the AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA.

Davy, P., Darcel, C., Le Goc, R., & Mas Ivars, D. (2018). Elastic Properties of Fractured Rock Masses With Frictional Properties and Power Law Fracture Size Distributions. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 123 (8), 6521-6539.

Tutorials

Learn how to use DFN.Lab with these step by step tutorials

Learn basics

Generate sotchastic DFNs

Meshing DFNs

Solving flow (steady state)

Team

Discover the members of the DFN.Lab team

Simon Cléris

CNRS Engineer

Caroline Darcel

ITASCA Project Manager

Philippe Davy

CNRS Research Director

Silvia De Simone 

CNRS PostDoc Researcher

Diane Doolaeghe

ITASCA PhD Student

Etienne Lavoine

ITASCA Phd Student

Romain Le Goc

ITASCA Tech. Lead.

Benoit Pinier

CNRS Engineer