Special Session on:
Multiphase and Pore-Scale Modeling: Challenges and Perspectives


Malgo Peszynska, Oregon State University
Vahid Joekar-Niasar, Utrecht University


With technological advances in computational facilities during the past two decades, the use of pore-scale models, especially for analysis of multi-phase flow, has increased dramatically, with applications in hydrogeology, reservoir engineering and various industrial processes. The computational techniques for pore-scale modeling include pore-network modeling, Lattice-Boltzmann, level-set methods, traditional Navier-Stokes solvers, and other solvers, and they each have their specific advantages and disadvantages. Pore-scale models provide new physical insights into processes, and provide quantitative information for higher-scale models. On the other hand, multiphase flow phenomena at various scales continue to present modeling challenges in new applications and in multi-component systems where mass transfer, phase transitions, and solubility constraints are important. This session will bring together scientists who a) employ and develop computational pore-scale models for diverse application of porous media, b) investigate challenges, advances, and perspectives in computational aspects of multiphase and multi-component models between various scales.

Papers and Abstracts:

Macroscopic Phase Field Model of Partial Wetting in Confined Geometries: from Capillaries to Porous Media
Luis Cueto-Felgueroso, Ruben Juanes

Rate-dependent equilibrium saturation distributions through hysteresis in two-phase flow in porous media
Florian Doster, Jan Martin Nordbotten, Michael Celia

Analysis of Capillary Pressure in a Two-Fluid-Phase Porous Medium System
Amanda Dye, James McClure, Laura Pyrak-Nolte, David Adalsteinsson, William Gray

Direct Simulations Of Interface Dynamics: Linking Capillary Pressure, Interfacial Area And Surface Energy
Andrea Ferrari, Ivan Lunati

Numerics of Charged Transport in Porous Media at Pore and Field Scale
Florian Frank, Nadja Ray, Peter Knabner

Lattice Boltzmann Method for air-water distribution modeling at the pore scale
Alain Genty, Valérie Pot, Stephan Peth, Patricia Garnier, Laure Vieublé-Gonod

Coupled flow and transport with additional electrostatic interaction
Matthias Herz, Peter Knabner

A Variational Level Set Method for Simulation of Capillary-Controlled Displacements
E. Jettestuen, J. O. Helland, M. Prodanovic

Representation of pore-scale heterogeneity and prediction of multi-phase flow functions in carbonate rocks
Zeyun Jiang, M.I.J. van Dijke, K. Wu, S. Geiger

Pore-Network Analysis of Effects of Trapping on Hysteresis in Two-Phase Flow in Porous Media
Vahid Joekar-Niasar, Florian Doster, Jan Martin Nordbotten, Mike Celia

Pore-scale simulations of gas displacing liquid in a pore network micromodel by the lattice Boltzmann method
Haihu Liu, Al Valocchi

Numerical Modeling of Flow Through Porous Structures and Vegetated Regions
Steven Mattis, Clint Dawson, Christopher Kees, Matthew Farthing

Continuum and discrete models of adsorption at porescale and corescale
Malgorzata Peszynska

Pore-core upscaling of flow and transport with inertia and anisotropy
Malgorzata Peszynska, Anna Trykozko

Lattice-Boltzmann Modeling Of Immiscible Displacement Experiments In A Homogeneous Micromodel
Mark L. Porter, Ethan Coon, Qinjun Kang, Sowmitri Tarimala, James W. Carey

Taxila Lbm: A Lattice-Boltzmann Simulator For Single- And Multi-Phase Flow In Complex Porous Media
Mark Porter, Ethan Coon, Qinjan Kang, Peter Lichtner, David Moulton

Simulating Air-Entrapment in Low Permeability Mudrocks using a Macroscopic Invasion Percolation Model
Abhishek Singh, Robert Holt, Banda Ramarao, Tom Clemo

Computer Generated Particle Arrangement for Pore Scale Modeling
Rusen Sinir, Xiaofeng Liu, Yijiu Jiang

Semi-Analytical Computation of Three-Phase Capillary Entry Pressures and Arc Menisci Configurations in 2D Rock Images
Yingfang Zhou, Johan Olav Helland,