An Experimenting Field Approach for the Numerical Solution of Multiphase Flow in Porous Media

Handle URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10754/579849
Title:
An Experimenting Field Approach for the Numerical Solution of Multiphase Flow in Porous Media
Authors:
Salama, Amgad ( 0000-0002-4463-1010 ) ; Sun, Shuyu ( 0000-0002-3078-864X ) ; Bao, Kai
Abstract:
In this work, we apply the experimenting pressure field technique to the problem of the flow of two or more immiscible phases in porous media. In this technique, a set of predefined pressure fields are introduced to the governing partial differential equations. This implies that the velocity vector field and the divergence at each cell of the solution mesh can be determined. However, since none of these fields is the true pressure field entailed by the boundary conditions and/or the source terms, the divergence at each cell will not be the correct one. Rather the residue which is the difference between the true divergence and the calculated one is obtained. These fields are designed such that these residuals are used to construct the matrix of coefficients of the pressure equation and the right-hand side. The experimenting pressure fields are generated in the solver routine and are fed to the different routines, which may be called physics routines, which return to the solver the elements of the matrix of coefficients. Therefore, this methodology separates the solver routines from the physics routines and therefore results in simpler, easy to construct, maintain, and update algorithms.
KAUST Department:
Computational Transport Phenomena Lab; Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division
Citation:
An Experimenting Field Approach for the Numerical Solution of Multiphase Flow in Porous Media 2015:n/a Groundwater
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Journal:
Groundwater
Issue Date:
14-Jul-2015
DOI:
10.1111/gwat.12353
Type:
Article
ISSN:
0017467X
Additional Links:
http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/gwat.12353
Appears in Collections:
Articles; Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division; Computational Transport Phenomena Lab

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dc.contributor.authorSalama, Amgaden
dc.contributor.authorSun, Shuyuen
dc.contributor.authorBao, Kaien
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-19T11:17:17Zen
dc.date.available2015-10-19T11:17:17Zen
dc.date.issued2015-07-14en
dc.identifier.citationAn Experimenting Field Approach for the Numerical Solution of Multiphase Flow in Porous Media 2015:n/a Groundwateren
dc.identifier.issn0017467Xen
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/gwat.12353en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/579849en
dc.description.abstractIn this work, we apply the experimenting pressure field technique to the problem of the flow of two or more immiscible phases in porous media. In this technique, a set of predefined pressure fields are introduced to the governing partial differential equations. This implies that the velocity vector field and the divergence at each cell of the solution mesh can be determined. However, since none of these fields is the true pressure field entailed by the boundary conditions and/or the source terms, the divergence at each cell will not be the correct one. Rather the residue which is the difference between the true divergence and the calculated one is obtained. These fields are designed such that these residuals are used to construct the matrix of coefficients of the pressure equation and the right-hand side. The experimenting pressure fields are generated in the solver routine and are fed to the different routines, which may be called physics routines, which return to the solver the elements of the matrix of coefficients. Therefore, this methodology separates the solver routines from the physics routines and therefore results in simpler, easy to construct, maintain, and update algorithms.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwellen
dc.relation.urlhttp://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/gwat.12353en
dc.rightsThis is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Salama, A., Sun, S. and Bao, K. (2015), An Experimenting Field Approach for the Numerical Solution of Multiphase Flow in Porous Media. Groundwater. doi: 10.1111/gwat.12353, which has been published in final form at http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/gwat.12353. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.en
dc.titleAn Experimenting Field Approach for the Numerical Solution of Multiphase Flow in Porous Mediaen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentComputational Transport Phenomena Laben
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Divisionen
dc.identifier.journalGroundwateren
dc.eprint.versionPost-printen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Applied Mathematics, SINTEF, Forskningsveien, Oslo, Norwayen
dc.contributor.affiliationKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)en
kaust.authorSun, Shuyuen
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