Porous Media Two-Phase Flow

Macroscopic Two Phase Flow in Porous Media

R. Hilfer, H. Besserer

Physica B 279, 125 (2000)

submitted on
Tuesday, July 6, 1999

A system of macroscopic equations for two-phase immiscible displacement in porous media is presented. The equations are based on continuum mixture theory. The pairwise character of interfacial energies is explicitly taken into account. The equations incorporate the spatiotemporal variation of interfacial energies and residual saturations. The connection between these equations and relative permeabilities is established, and found to be in qualitative agreement with experiment.

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