Effective equations for two-phase flow in porous media : the effect of trapping on the microscale

C.J. Duijn, van, H. Eichel, R. Helmig, I.S. Pop

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Abstract

In this article, we consider a two-phase flow model in a heterogeneous porous column. The medium consists of many homogeneous layers that are perpendicular to the flow direction and have a periodic structure resulting in a one-dimensional flow. Trapping may occur at the interface between a coarse and a fine layer. Assuming that capillary effects caused by the surface tension are in balance with the viscous effects, we apply the homogenization approach to derive an effective (upscaled) model. Numerical experiments show a good agreement between the effective solution and the averaged solution taking into account the detailed microstructure.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)411-428
JournalTransport in Porous Media
Volume69
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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