Imperial College London

ProfessorMatthewJackson

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Earth Science & Engineering

TOTAL Chair in Geological Fluid Mechanics
 
 
 
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+44 (0)20 7594 6538m.d.jackson

 
 
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1.34Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus

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Publications

Citation

BibTex format

@article{Abdul:2019:10.1002/fld.4680,
author = {Abdul, Hamid SA and Adam, A and Jackson, MD and Muggeridge, AH},
doi = {10.1002/fld.4680},
journal = {International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids},
pages = {1--15},
title = {Impact of truncation error and numerical scheme on the simulation of the early time growth of viscous fingering},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/fld.4680},
volume = {89},
year = {2019}
}

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TY  - JOUR
AB - The truncation error associated with different numerical schemes (first order finite volume, second order finite difference, control volume finite element) and meshes (fixed Cartesian, fixed structured triangular, fixed unstructured triangular and dynamically adapting unstructured triangular) is quantified in terms of apparent longitudinal and transverse diffusivity in tracer displacements and in terms of the early time growth rate of immiscible viscous fingers. The change in apparent numerical longitudinal diffusivity with element size agrees well with the predictions of Taylor series analysis of truncation error but the apparent, numerical transverse diffusivity is much lower than the longitudinal diffusivity in all cases. Truncation error reduces the growth rate of immiscible viscous fingers for wavenumbers greater than 1 in all cases but does not affect the growth rate of higher wavenumber fingers as much as would be seen if capillary pressure were present. The dynamically adapting mesh in the control volume finite element model gave similar levels of truncation error to much more computationally intensive fine resolution fixed meshes, confirming that these approaches have the potential to significantly reduce the computational effort required to model viscous fingering.
AU - Abdul,Hamid SA
AU - Adam,A
AU - Jackson,MD
AU - Muggeridge,AH
DO - 10.1002/fld.4680
EP - 15
PY - 2019///
SN - 0271-2091
SP - 1
TI - Impact of truncation error and numerical scheme on the simulation of the early time growth of viscous fingering
T2 - International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids
UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/fld.4680
UR - http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/63409
VL - 89
ER -