Parameter estimation for multiphase porous media systems

Michael Anthony Celia, Lin A. Ferrand

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Abstract

Parameter estimation for multiphase flow in porous media involves estimation of nonlinear functional relationships. These include the capillary pressure - saturation relation and the relative permeability - saturation relation. Network models, which provide a topologically complex yet mathematically tractable description of the pore space of a porous medium, can be used to model basic fluid physics at the pore scale. Aggregation over many pores then allows the capillary pressure - saturation relation to be derived. The key parameters to be estimated in the network model are probability distributions that describe the pore sizes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHydraul Eng Proc 1988 Natl Conf Hydraul Eng
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Pages558-563
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0872626709, 0872626709
StatePublished - Dec 1 1988
Externally publishedYes
EventHydraulic Engineering: Proceedings of the 1988 National Conference on Hydraulic Engineering - Colorado Springs, CO, USA
Duration: Aug 8 1988Aug 12 1988

Other

OtherHydraulic Engineering: Proceedings of the 1988 National Conference on Hydraulic Engineering
CityColorado Springs, CO, USA
Period8/8/888/12/88

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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    Celia, M. A., & Ferrand, L. A. (1988). Parameter estimation for multiphase porous media systems. In Hydraul Eng Proc 1988 Natl Conf Hydraul Eng (pp. 558-563). Publ by ASCE.