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Pore-scale modeling of capillary trapping in water-wet porous media: A new cooperative pore-body filling model

Ruspini, L.C.; Farokhpoor, R.; Øren, P.E.


We present a pore-network model study of capillary trapping in water-wet porous media. The amount and distribution of trapped non-wetting phase is determined by the competition between two trapping mechanisms - snap-off and cooperative pore-body filling. We develop a new model to describe the pore-body filling mechanism in geologically realistic pore-networks. The model accounts for the geometrical characteristics of the pore, the spatial location of the connecting throats and the local fluid...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Advances in Water Resources
DOI: 10.1016/j.advwatres.2017.07.008


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