Homogenization of Two-Phase Flow in Porous Media From Pore to Darcy Scale: A Phase-Field Approach

Metzger S, Knabner P (2021)


Publication Type: Journal article

Publication year: 2021

Journal

Book Volume: 19

Pages Range: 320-343

Issue: 1

DOI: 10.1137/19M1287705

Abstract

It is well known that the generalized Darcy law describing multiphase flow in porous media has some shortcomings. In particular, it cannot explain hysteresis effects in the capillary pressure--saturation curve which have been observed in measurements. In this work, we derive a numerically tractable micro-macro model including coupled generalized Darcy's laws that still includes the microscale dynamics which are responsible, e.g., for hysteresis effects. For this purpose, we extend the two-scale expansion approach of periodic homogenization to include different time scales which allows us to start from a fully instationary Navier--Stokes--Cahn--Hilliard model at the pore scale as microscale. Identifying and separating the time scales allows us to derive local fast scale equations describing the microscale dynamics and global slow-scale equations giving rise to the macroscopic Darcy law.




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APA:

Metzger, S., & Knabner, P. (2021). Homogenization of Two-Phase Flow in Porous Media From Pore to Darcy Scale: A Phase-Field Approach. Multiscale Modeling & Simulation, 19, 320-343. https://dx.doi.org/10.1137/19M1287705

MLA:

Metzger, Stefan, and Peter Knabner. "Homogenization of Two-Phase Flow in Porous Media From Pore to Darcy Scale: A Phase-Field Approach." Multiscale Modeling & Simulation 19 (2021): 320-343.

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