Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2019

Presentation information

[J] Oral

M (Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary) » M-GI General Geosciences, Information Geosciences & Simulations

[M-GI33] Data-driven geosciences

Mon. May 27, 2019 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM A08 (TOKYO BAY MAKUHARI HALL)

convener:Tatsu Kuwatani(Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology), Hiromichi Nagao(Earthquake Research Institute, The University of Tokyo), Kenta Ueki(Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology), Masayuki Kano(Graduate school of science, Tohoku University), Chairperson:Tatsu Kuwatani(JAMSTEC), Suguru Yabe(JAMSTEC)

4:30 PM - 4:45 PM

[MGI33-09] 3-dimensional Fracture Network Analysis by Persistent Homology

*Miyuki Miyazawa1, Anna Suzuki2, Atsushi Okamoto1, Hiroyuki Shimizu3, Ippei Obayashi4, Yasuaki Hiraoka4,5, Takatoshi Ito2 (1.Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Tohoku University, 2.Institute of Fluid Science, Tohoku University, 3.Kajima Corporation, 4.The Advanced Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, 5.Kyoto University)

Keywords:Topology, Data science, Mesh structure, 3D printer

Persistent homology (PH) based on topology is a method for capturing sizes and shapes of “holes”, that is information of connectivity. Because PH enables to quantify complex structures, automatic pattern recognition of fractures can be carried out.

Fluid flow in rocks is dominated by connectivity between fractures, so it can be expected that the relationship between fracture patterns and fluid flow can be obtained by the PH.

In this study, we quantified the images of the results from crack propagations simulation and natural mesh structures in serpentinites. The PH analysis helps to estimate the flow conditions in which the mesh structures in serpentinites were formed. And we can quantify 3D fracture structure by PH. It can be expected that PH is applied to design for geothermal reservoir by coupling PH analysis result of 3D fracture models with feature of fracture (e.g., surface area, volume, connectivity and permeability).