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author = {Raeini, AQ and Yang, J and Bondino, I and Bultreys, T and Blunt, MJ and Bijeljic, B},
doi = {10.1007/s11242-019-01317-8},
journal = {Transport in Porous Media},
pages = {405--424},
title = {Validating the generalized pore network model using micro-CT images of two-phase flow},
url = {},
volume = {130},
year = {2019}

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AB - A reliable prediction of two-phase flow through porous media requires the development and validation of models for flow across multiple length scales. The generalized network model is a step towards efficient and accurate upscaling of flow from the pore to the core scale. This paper presents a validation of the generalized network model using micro-CT images of two-phase flow experiments on a pore-by-pore basis. Three experimental secondary imbibition datasets are studied for both sandstone and carbonate rock samples. We first present a quantification of uncertainties in the experimental measurements. Then, we show that the model can reproduce the experimental fluid occupancies and saturations with a good accuracy, which in some cases is comparable with the similarity between repeat experiments. However, high-resolution images need to be acquired to characterize the pore geometry for modelling, while the results are sensitive to the initial condition at the end of primary drainage. The results provide a methodology for improving our physical models using large experimental datasets which, at the pore scale, can be generated using micro-CT imaging of multiphase flow.
AU - Raeini,AQ
AU - Yang,J
AU - Bondino,I
AU - Bultreys,T
AU - Blunt,MJ
AU - Bijeljic,B
DO - 10.1007/s11242-019-01317-8
EP - 424
PY - 2019///
SN - 0169-3913
SP - 405
TI - Validating the generalized pore network model using micro-CT images of two-phase flow
T2 - Transport in Porous Media
UR -
UR -
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VL - 130
ER -