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Multiphase flow in geometrically simple fracture intersections

Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications

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Edited by:
Boghosian B.M.
DOI: 10.1016/j.physa.2005.09.004

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Abstract

A two-dimensional lattice Boltzmann (LB) model with fluid-fluid and solid-fluid interaction potentials was used to study gravity-driven flow in geometrically simple fracture intersections. Simulated scenarios included fluid dripping from a fracture aperture, two-phase flow through intersecting fractures and thin-film flow on smooth and undulating solid surfaces. Qualitative comparisons with recently published experimental findings indicate that for these scenarios the LB model captured the underlying physics reasonably well.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Multiphase flow in geometrically simple fracture intersections
Series title:
Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications
DOI:
10.1016/j.physa.2005.09.004
Volume
362
Issue:
1
Year Published:
2006
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications
First page:
17
Last page:
22
Number of Pages:
6
Conference Title:
Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Discrete Simulation of Fluid Dynamics
Conference Date:
16 August 2004 through 20 August 2004