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Subsurface Flow Modulex

Pore-Scale Flow

This non-conventional model of porous media flow utilizes creeping (Stokes) flow in the interstices of a porous media. The model comes from the pore-scale flow experiments conducted by Arturo Keller, Maria Auset, and Sanya Sirivithayapakorn of the University of California, Santa Barbara. ... Read More

Geothermal Doublet

This is one of the two models from the blog post about heat transfer in the subsurface: [Coupling Heat Transfer with Subsurface Porous Media Flow](/blogs/coupling-heat-transfer-subsurface-porous-media-flow/) The animated GIFs show the propagation of an isothermal cold front (295 K) for ... Read More

Phase Change

This example demonstrates how to model a phase change and predict its impact on a heat transfer analysis. When a material changes phase, for instance from solid to liquid, energy is added to the solid. Instead of creating a temperature rise, the energy alters the material’s molecular ... Read More

Thermal Impact of a Borehole Heat Exchanger Array

This model shows how to compute an array of borehole heat exchangers (BHEs) for shallow geothermal energy production. The BHEs are simplified as line heat sinks with a uniform heat extraction rate. The array is embedded into a layered subsurface model with groundwater flow in one of the ... Read More

Biot Poroelasticity

The Poroelasticity interface couples Darcy's law and solid mechanics to assess deformation of porous media that results from fluid withdrawals. The model builds on top of the Terzaghi Compaction example. Results from Terzaghi compaction and Biot poroelasticity analyses are compared ... Read More

Two-Phase Flow in Column

The first model describes the simultaneous flow of two immiscible fluids in porous media - here air displaces water in a multi-step inlet pressure experiment. We solve for the pressure and the degree saturation for the air and water within a representative volume and so track saturation ... Read More

Buoyancy Flow with Darcy's Law — The Elder Problem

Density variations can initiate flow even in a still fluid. In earth systems, density variations can arise from naturally occurring salts, subsurface temperature changes, or migrating pollution. This buoyant or density-driven flow factors into fluid movement in salt-lake systems, saline ... Read More

Two-Phase Flow over a Low Permeable Lens

This example demonstrate two-phase flow in a porous medium which contains a low permeable lens. The heavier phase infiltrates the porous medium, so the low permeable lens is infiltrated only when a critical saturation at the outside is reached. Read More

Solute Transport in Prescribed Groundwater Flow, Preset Model

Predicting the transport of solutes that move with subsurface fluids is of general interest in environmental engineering and geosciences. Solutes may not only be pollutants but also artifical tracers added to the groundwater for investigation purposes. This model tracks a solute over ... Read More

Solute Injection

This model tracks a contaminant that enters an aquifer at a point, such as an injection well or toxic spill, and spreads through the aquifer with time. The model has an analytic solution developed by Wilson and Miller. This analytic solution has been used to test several dedicated fluid ... Read More

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