Symposium B-1: Pore Scale Modeling and Simulation of Multiphase Flow in Porous Media

(Mechanics of Fluids and Thermal Systems)

Symposium Organizers:

Amir Riaz, University of Maryland
ariaz@umd.edu

Nils Tilton, Colorado School of Mines
ntilton@mines.edu

Symposium Technical Description

Multiphase flow of immiscible fluids in porous media is important in a wide range of geological fluid dynamic applications including enhanced oil recovery, subsurface carbon dioxide sequestration, ground water hydrology and nuclear waste disposal. Accurate modeling of the behavior of fluid flow within the microscopic pore spaces in geologic scale media is a challenging task. Conventional scaled-up models of multiphase pore scale flow are known to have a limited practical applicability. The aim of this session is to bring together researchers in the field of modeling and simulation of pore scale flow to both review historical progress and describe new advances in the field.

Technical Program

Wednesday | W1 10:00am-11:40am

B1-1: Pore Scale Modeling and Simulation of Multiphase Flow in Porous Media
1101/1102 Session Chair: Amir Riaz, Nils Tilton Track B: Mechanics of Fluids and Thermal Systems
10:00 am Finite analytic numerical method for fluid flows in heterogeneous porous media (Invited)

Xiao-Hong Wang

10:40 am Multi-scale Dynamics in Reactive Porous Systems for Energy Applications

(Invited)

Ilenia Battiato

11:00 am Micro-continuum approach for pore-scale simulation of subsurface processes (Invited)

Cyprien Soulaine

11:20 am Challenges in Meso-Scale Modeling of Multiphase Flow in Porous Media

Amir Riaz