Averaging the equilibrium capillary pressure-saturation relationship

June 21, 2007, 4:00 p.m. (CEST)

Time: 6/21/07, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Lecturer: Suze Anne Korteland
Utrecht University
Venue: Pfaffenwaldring 61, Raum U1.003 (MML), Universität Stuttgart
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In my master research, I investigate the effect of different averagingmethods on the sample-scale equilibrium Pc-Sw relationship. Further, Iinvestigate what factors influence the residual wetting phase saturationthat can be reached in a sample column. I do this by performingnumerical simulations. The results show that the capillarypressure-saturation relationship at the sample scale is not an intrinsicproperty of the porous medium, but dependent on factors such asmeasurement techniques, boundary conditions, or averaging methods.
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