Capillary dynamics of elastic-wave-enhanced two-phase flow in porous media

Markus Hilpert, Chunyan Guo, Joseph Katz

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Abstract

Elastic waves may enhance two-phase flow in porous media. We investigate the role and dynamics of capillary forces during the enhancement process. We present a theory that allows us to estimate the response of trapped nonwetting phase blobs to variable frequency excitation. According to this theory capillary trapped oil blobs may exhibit resonance, depending on the properties of the fluids and the pore space. Using this theory we estimate the resonant frequencies of crude oil and gasoline blobs in sphere packings. We will also present experimental evidence showing that capillary trapped liquid blobs exhibit resonance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationINNOVATIONS IN NONLINEAR ACOUSTICS - ISNA 17
Subtitle of host publication17th International Symposium on Nonlinear Acoustics including the International Sonic Boom Forum
Pages178-185
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
EventINNOVATIONS IN NONLINEAR ACOUSTICS - ISNA17: 17th International Symposium on Nonlinear Acoustics including the International Sonic Boom Forum - State College, PA, United States
Duration: Jul 18 2005Jul 22 2005

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume838
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

OtherINNOVATIONS IN NONLINEAR ACOUSTICS - ISNA17: 17th International Symposium on Nonlinear Acoustics including the International Sonic Boom Forum
CountryUnited States
CityState College, PA
Period7/18/057/22/05

Keywords

  • Capillarity
  • Elastic waves
  • Enhanced oil recovery
  • Resonance
  • Two-phase flow

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Hilpert, M., Guo, C., & Katz, J. (2006). Capillary dynamics of elastic-wave-enhanced two-phase flow in porous media. In INNOVATIONS IN NONLINEAR ACOUSTICS - ISNA 17: 17th International Symposium on Nonlinear Acoustics including the International Sonic Boom Forum (pp. 178-185). (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 838). https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2210342