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Design and construction of a tiltable, one-meter HeleShaw cell for two phase flow in fractures

Abstract

To obtain new experimental results on two-phase flow in fractures, in particular fluid trapping and the interplay of capillary, viscous, and gravity forces in fractures, SINTEF has developed a new transparent flow cell. The cell has a dimension of 60 x 100 cm with a fracture aperture below 1 mm. The cell is tiltable in the range 0° to 90°. Experimental results will be used for development and verification of theoretical models of two-phase flow in fractures. In this webinar, the construction and initial testing of the cell will be presented.

Category

Academic lecture

Client

  • EC/H2020 / 101007851

Language

English

Author(s)

Affiliation

  • SINTEF Industry / Petroleum
  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Presented at

DISCO2Store, 2nd online scientific Seminar (WP5)

Place

Online

Date

28.10.2021 - 28.10.2021

Organizer

DISCO2Store, Discontinuities in CO2 Storage Reservoirs

Year

2021

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