Volume 9, Issue 1
Decoupled and Multiphysics Models for Non-isothermal Compositional Two-phase Flow in Porous Media

J. Fritz ,  B. Elemisch and R. Helmig

Int. J. Numer. Anal. Mod., 9 (2012), pp. 17-28

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  • Abstract

A new multiphysics model for two-phase compositional flow is presented. It is designed to fit the level of model complexity to that of the flow and transport processes taking place in a given region of the domain. Thus, the model domain is divided into a subdomain which accounts for two-phase compositional processes and another in which single-phase transport is described. A coupling of the simple and complex equations gives rise to an efficient model. Special interest is placed in the discretization of the two-phase compositional model in a finite-volume context and an IMPES time scheme with decoupled pressure and transport equations. For optimal subdomain determination, an easy-to-handle, adaptive scheme is presented. The practical usability is demonstrated on a real live problem from carbon dioxide sequestration.

  • History

Published online: 2012-09

  • AMS Subject Headings

76S05, 76T30

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