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Mechanisms controlling fluid breakup and reconnection during two-phase flow in porous media

(2019) PHYSICAL REVIEW E. 100(4).
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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.
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X-RAY MICROTOMOGRAPHY, MULTIPHASE FLOW, PORE-SCALE, REGIMES

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Spurin, Catherine, et al. “Mechanisms Controlling Fluid Breakup and Reconnection during Two-Phase Flow in Porous Media.” PHYSICAL REVIEW E, vol. 100, no. 4, 2019, doi:10.1103/physreve.100.043115.
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Spurin, C., Bultreys, T., Bijeljic, B., Blunt, M. J., & Krevor, S. (2019). Mechanisms controlling fluid breakup and reconnection during two-phase flow in porous media. PHYSICAL REVIEW E, 100(4). https://doi.org/10.1103/physreve.100.043115
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Spurin, Catherine, Tom Bultreys, Branko Bijeljic, Martin J Blunt, and Samuel Krevor. 2019. “Mechanisms Controlling Fluid Breakup and Reconnection during Two-Phase Flow in Porous Media.” PHYSICAL REVIEW E 100 (4). https://doi.org/10.1103/physreve.100.043115.
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Spurin, Catherine, Tom Bultreys, Branko Bijeljic, Martin J Blunt, and Samuel Krevor. 2019. “Mechanisms Controlling Fluid Breakup and Reconnection during Two-Phase Flow in Porous Media.” PHYSICAL REVIEW E 100 (4). doi:10.1103/physreve.100.043115.
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Spurin C, Bultreys T, Bijeljic B, Blunt MJ, Krevor S. Mechanisms controlling fluid breakup and reconnection during two-phase flow in porous media. PHYSICAL REVIEW E. 2019;100(4).
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C. Spurin, T. Bultreys, B. Bijeljic, M. J. Blunt, and S. Krevor, “Mechanisms controlling fluid breakup and reconnection during two-phase flow in porous media,” PHYSICAL REVIEW E, vol. 100, no. 4, 2019.
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  author       = {{Spurin, Catherine and Bultreys, Tom and Bijeljic, Branko and Blunt, Martin J and Krevor, Samuel}},
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  url          = {{http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/physreve.100.043115}},
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