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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE A 2022 Vol.23 No.9 P.704-720


Influence of wettability in immiscible displacements with lattice Boltzmann method

Author(s):  Chen ZHOU, Wen-yuan WANG, Ke-xin CHEN, Ze-jian CHEN, Jongwon JUNG, Shuai ZHANG, Yun-min CHEN, Bate BATE

Affiliation(s):  Institute of Geotechnical Engineering, College of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310058, China; more

Corresponding email(s):   112177@zju.edu.cn, batebate@zju.edu.cn

Key Words:  Wettability, Porous media, Lattice Boltzmann method (LBM), Multiphase flow

Chen ZHOU, Wen-yuan WANG, Ke-xin CHEN, Ze-jian CHEN, Jongwon JUNG, Shuai ZHANG, Yun-min CHEN, Bate BATE. Influence of wettability in immiscible displacements with lattice Boltzmann method[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science A, 2022, 23(9): 704-720.

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The role of wettability, often characterized by contact angle (θ), in two-phase immiscible phases displacement is not well understood. In this study, the color gradient lattice Boltzmann method (LBM), capable of maintaining the prescribed θ (from 0° to 180° at intervals of 10°) throughout the numerical simulations, was used to investigate the displacement patterns and displacement efficiency in a 2D porous medium. The capillary numbers (Ca) used were 0.01, 1, and 100, and the viscosity ratios (M) used were 0.1, 1, and 10. At M=10, the saturation (S) had a bilinear relationship with θ, while for M=0.1 and 1, the S-‍θ relationships were complicated by Ca. A saturation contour in the M-Ca-θ space was proposed to demonstrate the movement of a traditional 2D M-‍‍Ca phase diagram with θ increments. The value of S continued to increase after the breakthrough, and the final saturation (0.997) for the hydrophilic condition (θ=10°) was higher than that (0.673) for the hydrophobic condition (θ=170°).


作者:周宸1,王文远1,陈可心1,陈泽健2,Jongwon JUNG3,张帅1,陈云敏1,巴特1


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