Distribution of multiphase fluids in porous media: comparison between lattice Boltzmann modeling and micro-x-ray tomography

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Mines & Earth Sciences
Department Metallurgical Engineering
Creator Miller, Jan D.; Deo, Milind; Lin, Chen-Luh
Other Author Sukop, Michael C.; Huang, Haibo; Oh, Kyeongseok
Title Distribution of multiphase fluids in porous media: comparison between lattice Boltzmann modeling and micro-x-ray tomography
Date 2008-02
Description A parallel implementation of the three-dimensional Shan-and-Chen multicomponent, multiphase lattice Boltzmann method (LBM) was used to simulate the equilibrium distributions of two immiscible fluids in porous media. The simulations were successfully validated against cone-beam x-ray microtomographic data on the distribution of oil (decane), water, and air phases in a 5-mm cube of porous medium composed of packed quartz sand grains. The results confirm that LBM models allow for the straightforward incorporation of complex pore space geometry determined from x-ray microtomography measurements and that simulated wetting and nonwetting phase distributions are consistent with x-ray observations on both macroscopic and microscopic scales.
Type Text
Publisher American Physical Society
Journal Title Physical Review E
Volume 77
Issue 2
DOI 10.1103/PhysRevE.77.026710
citatation_issn 1539-3755
Subject Multiphase fluid flow; Porous media; X-ray microtomography
Subject LCSH Computational fluid dynamics; Lattice Boltzmann methods
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Sukop, M. C., Huang, H., Lin, C. L., Deo, M. D., Oh, K., & Miller, J. D. (2008). Distribution of multiphase fluids in porous media: comparison between lattice Boltzmann modeling and micro-x-ray tomography. Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, 77(2), no. 026710.
Rights Management (c) American Physical Society http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.77.026710.
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2021-05-06
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6xp7p32
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