Abstract

The history of stochastic capillary porous media transport problem treatments almost corresponds to the history of porous media transport developments. Volume Averaging Theory (VAT), shown to be an effective and rigorous approach for study of transport (laminar and turbulent) phenomena, is used to model flow and heat transfer in capillary porous media. VAT based modeling of pore level transport in stochastic capillaries results in two sets of scale governing equations. This work shows how the two scale equations could be solved and how the results could be presented using statistical analysis. We demonstrate that stochastic orientation and diameter of the pores are incorporated in the upper scale simulation procedures. We are treating this problem with conditions of Bi for each pore is in a range when Bi ≳ 0.1 which allows even greater distinction in assessing an each additional differential, integral, or integral-differential term in the VAT equations.

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