Visual Analysis of Two‐Phase Flow Displacement Processes in Porous Media

Steffen Frey*, Stefan Scheller, Nikolaos Karadimitriou, Dongwon Lee, Guido Reina, Holger Steeb, Thomas Ertl

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We present the visual analysis of our novel parameter study of porous media experiments, focusing on gaining a better understanding of drainage processes on the micro-scale. We analyze the temporal evolution of extracted characteristic values, and discuss how to directly compare experiments that exhibit processes at different temporal scales due to varying boundary and physical conditions. To enable spatio-temporal analysis, we introduce a new abstract visual representation showing which paths through the porous media were occupied to what extent, e.g., allowing for classification into viscous and capillary regimes. This joint work of porous media experts and visualization researchers yields new insights regarding immiscible two-phase flow on the micro-scale toward the overarching goal of characterizing flow based on boundary conditions and physical fluid properties.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)243-256
Number of pages14
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb-2022

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