Stabilizing viscosity contrast effect on miscible displacement in heterogeneous porous media, using lattice Bhatnagar–Gross–Krook simulations

Laurent Talon, Jérôme Martin, Nicole Rakotomalala, Dominique Salin
2004 Physics of Fluids  
We analyze the displacement of a viscous fluid by a miscible more viscous one in heterogeneous porous media. We performed lattice Bhatnagar-Gross-Krook simulations, which were previously successfully applied to the study of the dispersion of a passive tracer in a stochastic heterogeneous porous medium. In the present situation, the flow is stable (no viscous fingering) and leads to an overall Gaussian dispersion, the coefficient of which decreases as the viscosity ratio increases. The results
more » ... e in reasonable agreement with the stochastic approach of Welty and Gelhar.
doi:10.1063/1.1810474 fatcat:ijpfn3bkqzcxdczj364lo5oxbu