Laboratory evaluation of limitations of conventional numerical multiphase flow models in porous media

T. H. Illangasekara, D. N. Yates, E. Armbruster, J. Wald, D. D. Reible

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Abstract

Recent numerical modeling efforts have attempted to describe the transport and distribution of nonaqueous phase waste chemicals in subsurface systems. However, the validation of these models has been limited by the lack of laboratory and field data. Simulation experiments were conducted in a large laboratory soil flume to study the transport and entrapment of immiscible fluids under heterogeneous aquifer conditions. A finite element model of multiphase flow in porous media was developed. Base on the experimental results and model analysis, the limitations of the conventional numerical methods in simulating transport under heterogeneous aquifer conditions are demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages289-296
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 1992
EventProceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computational Methods in Water Resources - Denver, CO, USA
Duration: Jun 1 1992Jun 1 1992

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computational Methods in Water Resources
CityDenver, CO, USA
Period06/1/9206/1/92

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    Illangasekara, T. H., Yates, D. N., Armbruster, E., Wald, J., & Reible, D. D. (1992). Laboratory evaluation of limitations of conventional numerical multiphase flow models in porous media. 289-296. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computational Methods in Water Resources, Denver, CO, USA, .