On capillary slowdown of viscous fingering in immiscible displacement in porous media Academic Article uri icon


  • Hydrodynamic instability in immiscible porous media flows in the presence of capillarity is investigated here. The analysis and arguments presented here show that the slowdown of instabilities due to capillarity is usually very rapid which makes the flow almost, but not entirely, stable. The profiles of the stable and unstable waves in the far-field are characterized using a novel but very simple approach. Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2008.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Daripa, P., & Pasa, G.

citation count

  • 14

complete list of authors

  • Daripa, Prabir||Pasa, G

publication date

  • October 2008