Imperial College London

ProfessorMartinBlunt

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Earth Science & Engineering

Chair in Petroleum Engineering
 
 
 
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+44 (0)20 7594 6500m.blunt Website

 
 
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Location

 

2.38ARoyal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Publications

Citation

BibTex format

@article{Spurin:2019:10.1103/PhysRevE.100.043115,
author = {Spurin, C and Bultreys, T and Bijeljic, B and Blunt, MJ and Krevor, S},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevE.100.043115},
journal = {Physical Review E},
title = {Mechanisms controlling fluid breakup and reconnection during two-phase flow in porous media},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.100.043115},
volume = {100},
year = {2019}
}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

TY  - JOUR
AB - The use of Darcy's law to describe steady-state multiphase flow in porous media has been justified by the assumption that the fluids flow in continuously connected pathways. However, a range of complex interface dynamics have been observed during macroscopically steady-state flow, including intermittent pathway flow where flow pathways periodically disconnect and reconnect. The physical mechanisms controlling this behavior have remained unclear, leading to uncertainty concerning the occurrence of the different flow regimes. We observe that the fraction of intermittent flow pathways is dependent on the capillary number and viscosity ratio. We propose a phase diagram within this parameter space to quantify the degree of intermittent flow.
AU - Spurin,C
AU - Bultreys,T
AU - Bijeljic,B
AU - Blunt,MJ
AU - Krevor,S
DO - 10.1103/PhysRevE.100.043115
PY - 2019///
SN - 2470-0045
TI - Mechanisms controlling fluid breakup and reconnection during two-phase flow in porous media
T2 - Physical Review E
UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.100.043115
UR - http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000493459300003&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=1ba7043ffcc86c417c072aa74d649202
UR - http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/74928
VL - 100
ER -