DEVELOPMENT OF A MECHANISTIC FOAM SIMULATOR: THE POPULATION BALANCE AND GENERATION BY SNAP-OFF.

A. H. Falls*, P. A. Gauglitz, G. J. Hirasaki, D. D. Miller, Tadeusz Patzek, J. Ratulowski

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Abstract

The mobility of a foam depends heavily on its texture, which is the distribution of bubble sizes in the dispersion. To incorporate this variable in a mechanistic simulator, the usual conservation equations are coupled with balances on the densities of flowing and stationary bubbles in the foam. This approach to modeling foam flow is illustrated with a simulation of a displacement in which foam is generated in situ by capillary snap-off.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages471-484
Number of pages14
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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