Propagation Of Viscous Waves And Activation Energy Of Hydrocarbon Fluids

Ram N. Singh, Abraham K. George, Dawood N. Al-Namaani
2012 Zenodo  
The Euler-s equation of motion is extended to include the viscosity stress tensor leading to the formulation of Navier– Stokes type equation. The latter is linearized and applied to investigate the rotational motion or vorticity in a viscous fluid. Relations for the velocity of viscous waves and attenuation parameter are obtained in terms of viscosity (μ) and the density (¤ü) of the fluid. μ and ¤ü are measured experimentally as a function of temperature for two different samples of light and
more » ... ples of light and heavy crude oil. These data facilitated to determine the activation energy, velocity of viscous wave and the attenuation parameter. Shear wave velocity in heavy oil is found to be much larger than the light oil, whereas the attenuation parameter in heavy oil is quite low in comparison to light one. The activation energy of heavy oil is three times larger than light oil.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1072250 fatcat:52kvhg37zja63msycmqtrdzxmq