Probability approach to multiphase and multicomponent fluid flow in porous media. Academic Article uri icon


  • A novel probability approach is utilized to solve the coupled nonlinear partial differential equations describing multiphase and multicomponent fluid flow in a porous medium. The approach generalizes diffusion-limited aggregation (DLA) to finite two-fluid mobility ratios and to more complete descriptions of physical systems. The limits of validity of the usual DLA method are determined. Two-dimensional saturation and concentration profiles are determined as a function of the mobility ratio. Solutions are obtained for the full range of flow regimes (stable to highly unstable). 1987 The American Physical Society.

published proceedings

  • Phys Rev A Gen Phys

author list (cited authors)

  • King, M. J., & Scher, H.

citation count

  • 23

complete list of authors

  • King, MJ||Scher, H

publication date

  • January 1987