A Pore-Skeleton-Based Method for Calculating Permeability and Capillary Pressure

A Pore-Skeleton-Based Method for Calculating Permeability and Capillary Pressure Transp Porous Med (2018) 124:767–786 https://doi.org/10.1007/s11242-018-1095-1 A Pore-Skeleton-Based Method for Calculating Permeability and Capillary Pressure 1 1,2,3 2 Xinling Li · Zeyun Jiang · Jingsheng Ma · Xin Wang Received: 5 October 2017 / Accepted: 26 May 2018 / Published online: 2 June 2018 © Springer Science+Business Media B.V., part of Springer Nature 2018 Abstract We have developed a new method for calculating permeability and capillary pressure from the pore skeleton that is extracted from a fractured rock model, which might comprises medial axes of matrix pores and/or medial surfaces of fracture voids. Such a skeleton, therefore, is able to encapsulate the total connected fluid flow paths in the pore-void space. To do pore-network flow simulations, the pore skeleton needs to be further “discretised” into a network of interconnected nodes and bonds to capture local pore morphology. Jiang et al. (Adv Water Resour 107:280–289, 2017) developed a method to extract pore skeletons of this type and a discretisation to construct a pore-network model that is optimal in many aspects. In this work, we develop a new in-place discretisation method, by simply inserting a virtual link, a bond, between every pair of skeleton voxels, nodes, which are either face or http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Transport in Porous Media Springer Journals

A Pore-Skeleton-Based Method for Calculating Permeability and Capillary Pressure

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Springer Netherlands
Copyright
Copyright © 2018 by Springer Science+Business Media B.V., part of Springer Nature
Subject
Earth Sciences; Geotechnical Engineering & Applied Earth Sciences; Industrial Chemistry/Chemical Engineering; Hydrology/Water Resources; Civil Engineering; Hydrogeology; Classical and Continuum Physics
ISSN
0169-3913
eISSN
1573-1634
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11242-018-1095-1
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Transp Porous Med (2018) 124:767–786 https://doi.org/10.1007/s11242-018-1095-1 A Pore-Skeleton-Based Method for Calculating Permeability and Capillary Pressure 1 1,2,3 2 Xinling Li · Zeyun Jiang · Jingsheng Ma · Xin Wang Received: 5 October 2017 / Accepted: 26 May 2018 / Published online: 2 June 2018 © Springer Science+Business Media B.V., part of Springer Nature 2018 Abstract We have developed a new method for calculating permeability and capillary pressure from the pore skeleton that is extracted from a fractured rock model, which might comprises medial axes of matrix pores and/or medial surfaces of fracture voids. Such a skeleton, therefore, is able to encapsulate the total connected fluid flow paths in the pore-void space. To do pore-network flow simulations, the pore skeleton needs to be further “discretised” into a network of interconnected nodes and bonds to capture local pore morphology. Jiang et al. (Adv Water Resour 107:280–289, 2017) developed a method to extract pore skeletons of this type and a discretisation to construct a pore-network model that is optimal in many aspects. In this work, we develop a new in-place discretisation method, by simply inserting a virtual link, a bond, between every pair of skeleton voxels, nodes, which are either face or

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Transport in Porous MediaSpringer Journals

Published: Jun 2, 2018

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