Event Type:

Applied Mathematics and Computation Seminar

Date/Time:

Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 04:00

Location:

GLK 104

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Abstract:

Modeling of flow and transport in porous

media until recently has been restricted to the scales of physical observation, i.e., laboratory scale. At such scale porous media are considered a continuum and various parameters for mathematical models have to be obtained experimentally. However, computational models can now handle models at porescale; here porous media

are represented either as a collection of rock grains, or on a lattice. These computational models can be used as a virtual laboratory.

In the talk we describe discrete lattice models of adsorption which extend the well-known Ising model from statistical mechanics; we connect the model to continuum models at corescale. The discrete model easily incorporates adsorption hysteresis for multiple components.