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Velocity of viscous fingers in miscible displacement

  title={Velocity of viscous fingers in miscible displacement},
  author={F. Bakharev and A. Enin and A. Groman and A. Kalyuzhnuk and S. Matveenko and Yu. Petrova and I. Starkov and S. Tikhomirov},
The paper investigates the linear growth of the mixing zone during polymer slug injection into a water reservoir. The velocities of the slug front and of the boundaries of the mixing zone are analyzed as key parameters. Using two different numerical methods (finite volumes and finite elements), the impact of the slug size, reservoir dimensions, Peclet number, and viscosity curve shape on the corresponding velocities is examined. Notwithstanding the realization of the solution by two… Expand

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