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== Our Project ==
 
== Our Project ==
It is known that
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It is known that percolating and nonpercolating fluid parts show fundamental different
percolating and nonpercolating fluid parts show fundamental different
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behavior (e.g. Abrams (1975), Avraam et al. (1995), Taber (1969), Wyckoff (1936)). This insight is incorporated
behavior (e.g. Abrams (1975), Avraam et al. (1995), Taber (1969), Wyckoff (1936)) and a
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into a macroscopic theory which treats percolating(=connected) and nonpercolating (=nonconnected) fluid parts as separate phases. Thereby a two phase system is described by four phases.
macroscopic model which takes into account the difference of
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nonpercolating and percolating fluid parts was proposed by R. Hilfer (1998)
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The resulting set of partial differential equations is strongly coupled highly nonlinear. We study these equations analytically and numerically .
and elaborated in succeeding works (see below).
 
  
 
== Current Coworkers ==
 
== Current Coworkers ==

Revision as of 08:34, 4 May 2009

Introduction

Many natural and technical processes involve multiphase flow processes in porous media. Despite that fact fundamental concepts of twophase flow on macroscopic scales still remain unclear. The predictive power of the most commonly used extended multiphase Darcy theory is at best limited to simple problems where neither hysteresis nor dynamic effects like trapping nor varying residual saturations have a substantial impact on the solutions.

Our Project

It is known that percolating and nonpercolating fluid parts show fundamental different behavior (e.g. Abrams (1975), Avraam et al. (1995), Taber (1969), Wyckoff (1936)). This insight is incorporated into a macroscopic theory which treats percolating(=connected) and nonpercolating (=nonconnected) fluid parts as separate phases. Thereby a two phase system is described by four phases.

The resulting set of partial differential equations is strongly coupled highly nonlinear. We study these equations analytically and numerically .

Current Coworkers

Collaborations

  • The project is part of Nupus (International Research Training Group 'Non-linearities and Upscaling in PoroUS media').
  • Prof. Dr. Paul Zegeling, Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Sciences, Utrecht University
  • Prof. Dr. Majid Hassanizadeh, Department of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University

Publications