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Subsurface Flow Modulex

Estimating Permeability from Microscale Porous Structures

This example shows how to estimate the permeability of a porous material by creating a detailed fluid flow model in a small unit cell. The result of the model is a lumped permeability of the material, which can be used in homogenized models using Darcy's law or the Brinkman equations. ... Read More

Perforated Well

The ability to describe how fluids funnel into tiny perforations oriented about a well bore is the subject of a rapidly growing number of analyses. In that the perforations are isolated piercings as opposed to rings, the flow field is not suited for axisymmetric analyses - fully 3-D ... Read More

Pesticide Transport and Reaction in Soil

Aldicarb is a commercial pesticide, used on a variety of crops, including cotton, fruits, potatoes, and beans. This arises in the possibility that the general population may be exposed to aldicarb through the ingestion of contaminated water and foods. This example looks at the ... 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

Failure of a Multilateral Well

Multilateral wells—those with multiple legs that branch off from a single well—can produce oil efficiently because the legs can tap multiple productive zones and navigate around impermeable ones. Unfortunately, drilling engineers must often mechanically stabilize multilateral wells with ... Read More

Variably Saturated Flow and Transport—Sorbing Solute

In this example water ponded in a ring on the ground moves into a relatively dry soil column and carries a chemical with it. As it moves through the variably saturated soil column, the chemical attaches to solid particles, slowing the solute transport relative to the water. Additionally ... Read More

Reservoir with Horizontal Wells

This example models a oil reservoir with two horizontal wells. The reservoir contains two phases, water and oil. Oil is recovered by injecting water through the bottom well, so the oil production rate and the water-oil production ratio over time are computed. Read More

Variably Saturated Flow

This example utilizes the Richards’ Equation interface to assess how well geophysical irrigation sensors see the true level of fluid saturation in variably saturated soils. The challenge to characterizing fluid movement in variably saturated porous media lies primarily in the need to ... 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

Aquifer Characterization

This model uses the Optimization interface to solve the inverse problem for determining the spatially variable hydraulic conductivity on a discretized quadratic grid from a number of aquifer pump tests. Because the number of observations is smaller than the number of unknown ... Read More