Final Report, DE-FG02-92ER14261, Pore Scale Geometric and Fluid Distribution Analysis

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The elucidation of the relationship between pore scale structure and fluid flow in porous media is a fundamental problem of long standing interest. Incomplete characterization of medium properties continues to be a limiting factor in accurate field scale simulations. The accomplishments of this grant have kept us at the forefront in investigating the applicability of X-ray computed microtomography (XCMT) as a tool for contributing to the understanding of this relationship. Specific accomplishments have been achieved in four areas: - development of numerical algorithms (largely in the field of computational geometry) to provide automated recognition of and measurements on features of ... continued below

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Lindquist, W. Brent January 21, 2005.

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The elucidation of the relationship between pore scale structure and fluid flow in porous media is a fundamental problem of long standing interest. Incomplete characterization of medium properties continues to be a limiting factor in accurate field scale simulations. The accomplishments of this grant have kept us at the forefront in investigating the applicability of X-ray computed microtomography (XCMT) as a tool for contributing to the understanding of this relationship. Specific accomplishments have been achieved in four areas: - development of numerical algorithms (largely in the field of computational geometry) to provide automated recognition of and measurements on features of interest in the pore space. These algorithms have been embodied in a software package, 3DMA-Rock. - application of these algorithms to extensive studies of the pore space of sandstones. - application of these algorithms to studies of fluid (oil/water) partitioning in the pore space of Berea sandstone and polyethylene models. - technology transfer.

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  • Report No.: DOE/ER/14261-final
  • Grant Number: FG02-92ER14261
  • DOI: 10.2172/836090 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 836090
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc786780

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Lindquist, W. Brent. Final Report, DE-FG02-92ER14261, Pore Scale Geometric and Fluid Distribution Analysis, report, January 21, 2005; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc786780/: accessed September 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.