Thermodynamically constrained averaging theory approach for modeling flow and transport phenomena in porous medium systems: 1. Motivation and overview

William G. Gray, Cass T. Miller
2005 Advances in Water Resources  
We give several examples of weaknesses in classical, empirically derived models of transport phenomena in porous medium systems. We also place recent attempts to develop improved multiscale porous medium models using averaging theory in context and note deficiencies in these approaches. These deficiencies are found to arise in part from the manner in which thermodynamics is introduced into a constrained entropy inequality, which is used to guide the formation of closed models. Because of this,
more » ... e briefly examine several established thermodynamic approaches and outline a framework to develop macroscale models that retain consistency with microscale physics and thermodynamics. This framework will be detailed and applied in future papers in this series.
doi:10.1016/j.advwatres.2004.09.005 fatcat:7s65mpoocne4fhedhkj3wsbgji