A phenomenological model for the numerical simulation of multiphase multicomponent processes considering structural alterations of porous media [article]

Sandra Freiboth, Universität Stuttgart, Universität Stuttgart
2009
In this thesis, a conceptual model is developed and implemented in a numerical model that is capable of modelling flow and transport processes considering structural alterations of the porous medium phenomenologically. Thus, the model bridges the gap between pure flow and transport models on the one hand and structural mechanics models on the other hand. The flow and transport model is a non-isothermal two-phase two-component model including advection and convection, diffusion, thermal
more » ... n, vaporisation and condensation as well as dissolution and degassing. The structural alterations are accounted for phenomenologically by constitutive relations describing the impact of the structural alterations on the flow and transport behaviour. The following effects of the structural alterations are considered: immobilisation and mobilisation of water in the soil matrix, change in total volume and porosity as well as the impact the changes in total volume and porosity have on the hydraulically relevant processes. Based on a model-intercomparison study, it could be shown that the model can reproduce the flow and transport processes in a swelling soil and that the correct parameters can be determined by inverse modelling.
doi:10.18419/opus-316 fatcat:pbmndaladzd5bgdlvzj2kmwo7m