Multiphase flow in complex fracture apertures under a wide range of flow conditions

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The primary purpose of this project is to use a combination of computer modeling and laboratory experiments to obtain a better understanding of multiphase flow in geometrically complex fracture apertures under a wide range of flow conditions. Because traditional grid-based numeral methods perform poorly for multiphase flows with complex dynamic interfaces due to problems such as artificial interface broadening and grid entanglement, the modeling component of the program relies on particle based methods. In particle based models, the fluid-fluid interfaces move as the particles representing the fluids move--there is no need for explicit interface tracking, and no artificial front broadening. ... continued below

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Meakin, Paul; McCrerry, Glenn E. & McCligot, Donald June 1, 2003.

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The primary purpose of this project is to use a combination of computer modeling and laboratory experiments to obtain a better understanding of multiphase flow in geometrically complex fracture apertures under a wide range of flow conditions. Because traditional grid-based numeral methods perform poorly for multiphase flows with complex dynamic interfaces due to problems such as artificial interface broadening and grid entanglement, the modeling component of the program relies on particle based methods. In particle based models, the fluid-fluid interfaces move as the particles representing the fluids move--there is no need for explicit interface tracking, and no artificial front broadening. Because, different model approaches have characteristic strengths and weaknesses three different classes of particle-based models (lattice Boltzmann, dissipative particle dynamics and smoothed particle hydrodynamics) will be employed in this program. This will allow us to achieve our objective of simulating multiphase flow under a wide range of flow conditions for a wide range of fluid properties.

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  • Report No.: EMSP-86977--2003
  • Grant Number: FG07-02ER63490
  • DOI: 10.2172/838367 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 838367
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc784892

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Meakin, Paul; McCrerry, Glenn E. & McCligot, Donald. Multiphase flow in complex fracture apertures under a wide range of flow conditions, report, June 1, 2003; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc784892/: accessed August 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.