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Title: Direct simulation of particle-laden fluids

Abstract

Processes that involve particle-laden fluids are common in geomechanics and especially in the petroleum industry. Understanding the physics of these processes and the ability to predict their behavior requires the development of coupled fluid-flow and particle-motion computational methods. This paper outlines an accurate and robust coupled computational scheme using the lattice-Boltzmann method for fluid flow and the discrete-element method for solid particle motion. Results from several two-dimensional validation simulations are presented. Simulations reported include the sedimentation of an ellipse, a disc and two interacting discs in a closed column of fluid. The recently discovered phenomenon of drafting, kissing, and tumbling is fully reproduced in the two-disc simulation.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (US); Sandia National Labs., Livermore, CA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
756105
Report Number(s):
SAND2000-1178C
TRN: AH200021%%126
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 4th North American jRock Mechanics Symposium, Seattle, WA (US), 07/31/2000--08/03/2000; Other Information: PBD: 10 May 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; SUSPENSIONS; PARTICULATES; FLUID FLOW; SOLIDS FLOW; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; OIL WELLS; PROPPING AGENTS; CUTTINGS REMOVAL; DISPOSAL WELLS

Citation Formats

COOK,BENJAMIN K., NOBLE,DAVID R., PREECE,DALE S., and WILLIAMS,J.R. Direct simulation of particle-laden fluids. United States: N. p., 2000. Web.
COOK,BENJAMIN K., NOBLE,DAVID R., PREECE,DALE S., & WILLIAMS,J.R. Direct simulation of particle-laden fluids. United States.
COOK,BENJAMIN K., NOBLE,DAVID R., PREECE,DALE S., and WILLIAMS,J.R. Wed . "Direct simulation of particle-laden fluids". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/756105.
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title = {Direct simulation of particle-laden fluids},
author = {COOK,BENJAMIN K. and NOBLE,DAVID R. and PREECE,DALE S. and WILLIAMS,J.R.},
abstractNote = {Processes that involve particle-laden fluids are common in geomechanics and especially in the petroleum industry. Understanding the physics of these processes and the ability to predict their behavior requires the development of coupled fluid-flow and particle-motion computational methods. This paper outlines an accurate and robust coupled computational scheme using the lattice-Boltzmann method for fluid flow and the discrete-element method for solid particle motion. Results from several two-dimensional validation simulations are presented. Simulations reported include the sedimentation of an ellipse, a disc and two interacting discs in a closed column of fluid. The recently discovered phenomenon of drafting, kissing, and tumbling is fully reproduced in the two-disc simulation.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {5}
}

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