Network modeling of multiphase ̄ ow in fractures

@inproceedings{Hughes2000NetworkMO,
  title={Network modeling of multiphase ̄ ow in fractures},
  author={Richard G. Hughes and Martin J. Blunt},
  year={2000}
}
We develop a pore-scale model of wetting in a single fracture. A variable fracture aperture distribution is represented as a square lattice of conceptual pores connected by throats. We borrow concepts from network modeling of ̄ow in porous media to generate a fracture model that includes the e€ects of ̄ow in wetting layers, snap-o€, and cooperative piston-like advance. Cooperative ®lling accounts for both the curvature of the wetting front in the fracture plane and the e€ect of the fracture… CONTINUE READING

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