Paper No. 86048 of the Water Resources Bulletin. Discussions are open until April 1, 1988.
AN EXAMINATION OF RELATIVE PERMEABILITY RELATIONS FOR TWO-PHASE FLOW IN POROUS MEDIA1
Article first published online: 8 JUN 2007
JAWRA Journal of the American Water Resources Association
Volume 23, Issue 4, pages 617–628, August 1987
How to Cite
Demond, A. H. and Roberts, P. V. (1987), AN EXAMINATION OF RELATIVE PERMEABILITY RELATIONS FOR TWO-PHASE FLOW IN POROUS MEDIA. JAWRA Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 23: 617–628. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-1688.1987.tb00836.x
- Issue published online: 8 JUN 2007
- Article first published online: 8 JUN 2007
- ground water;
- multiphase flow;
- relative permeability;
- transport in porous media;
- two-phase flow
ABSTRACT: A key parameter in modeling two-phase flow phenomena is relative permeability. It is important to understand which variables influence relative permeability, especially since so few measurements of relative permeability have been made for typical contaminants at hazardous waste sites. This paper focuses on the effect of five variables on relative permeability: intrinsic permeability, pore-size distribution, viscosity ratio, interfacial tension, and wettability, by critically reviewing previously published relative permeability experiments. The wide variability in the functional relationship between relative permeability and saturation should be considered in attempts to model two-phase flow.