TY - BOOK
TI - Lattice-Boltzmann modelling of spatial variation in surface tension and wetting effects
AB - The main focus of the project which is the foundation of the thesis is to study the effects spatial variations in capillary effects have on fluid flow. This requires knowledge of the underlying fluid flow equations, and some sort of numerical method to handle numerical simulations. The first part of this thesis deals with the underlying theory of the methods. Classical fluid theory has a brief introduction, followed by the lattice Boltzmann theory and methods for two phase flow and some basic simulations to demonstrate how the two-phase flow methods work. Papers which have been submitted or presented make up the second part of the thesis. Chapter 1 in the thesis covers classical fluid flow. A particular emphasis is placed on the capillary effects of surface tension, and wetting. The chapter also covers theory on surfactants and their applications. Chapter 2 covers the foundations of the lattice Boltzmann method which I used throughout the project. The methods are a fairly new way of simulating fluid flow, even though it is based on the century old Boltzmann equation. The underlying algorithms are simple, but the simulated flow can be quite complex. Chapter 3 covers how the lattice Boltzmann method deals with more complex flow. This includes multiphase flow and flow with solute components. Variations in surface tension are also covered. Chapter 4 illustrates some of the properties found in the multiphase lattice Boltzmann methods used in this thesis. Chapter 5 is a summary of the work conducted. A short description of the papers included in the second part of this thesis is provided. The chapter also considers further extensions and possible improvements to the work in this thesis. (Author)
AU - Stensholt, Sigvat Kuekiatngam
KW - 02 PETROLEUM
KW - SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION
KW - VARIATIONAL METHODS
KW - BOLTZMANN STATISTICS
KW - FLUID FLOW
KW - TWO-PHASE FLOW
KW - WETTABILITY
KW - NUMERICAL ANALYSIS
KW - COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION
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PB - University of Bergen, Bergen (Norway)
CY - Norway
PY - 2010
DA - 2010-05-15
LA - English
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C1 - Bergen Univ. (Norway)
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