The analysis and simulation of the dynamics of a moving boundary between immiscible fluids in a porous medium is presented. One fluid is introduced under prescribed inlet boundary conditions and the motion of the resulting interface boundary is studied. The aforementioned scenario is simulated using a finite element based software, FIDAP. Analytical solutions developed in one dimension illustrate the concepts and serve as a benchmark for numerical solutions. The aim of computer simulation is to develop a model applicable to real situations, yet flexible enough for future adaptations to other problems with little modification.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Fluid dynamics; Finite element method; Groundwater--Pollution
Department, Program, or Center
Mechanical Engineering (KGCOE)
McCarvill, John, "The Dynamics of a moving boundary between immiscible fluids in a porous medium" (1991). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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