Flow in Pipes

The distribution of pressure field in the network (modeled by pipes) is majorly affected by the density of fractures and fracture intersections (i.e., effective interconnectivity) as demonstrated in the following figures. In the example below the entire pressure gradient had to be fitted on only one fracture (pipe) causing the effect of grouping for the rest of network. The values shown demonstrate this effect as well.

To complete our example, in the following demonstrations the pressure gradient is moved from a single pipe to many pipes which in turn balanced the overall pressure distribution on the entire fracture network.