Computational investigation of the effects of heterogenity on the capillary pressure-saturation relation

L. A. Ferrand, Michael Anthony Celia

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Abstract

Capillary drainage in porous media can be simulated using a computational model based on pore scale physics. This model can be used to generate the capillary pressure - saturation relation for heterogeneous as well as homogeneous media. Results generated for media consisting of alternating layers of fine and coarse material are shown to differ significantly from curves calculated as simple weighted averages of the results for the individual materials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComputational Methods in Subsurface Hydrology
EditorsG. Gambolati, A. Rinaldo, C.A. Brebbia, W.G. Gray, G.F. Pinder
PublisherPubl by Springer-Verlag Berlin
Pages181-186
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)038752701X
StatePublished - Dec 1 1990
EventProceedings of the 8th International Conference on Computational Methods in Water Resources - Venice, Italy
Duration: Jun 11 1990Jun 15 1990

Publication series

NameComputational Methods in Subsurface Hydrology

Other

OtherProceedings of the 8th International Conference on Computational Methods in Water Resources
CityVenice, Italy
Period6/11/906/15/90

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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    Ferrand, L. A., & Celia, M. A. (1990). Computational investigation of the effects of heterogenity on the capillary pressure-saturation relation. In G. Gambolati, A. Rinaldo, C. A. Brebbia, W. G. Gray, & G. F. Pinder (Eds.), Computational Methods in Subsurface Hydrology (pp. 181-186). (Computational Methods in Subsurface Hydrology). Publ by Springer-Verlag Berlin.