Numerical Simulation of Multiphase Multicomponent Processes Considering Structural Alterations of Porous Media ℃ a Phenomenological Model

  • Sandra Freiboth
  • Holger Class
  • Rainer Helmig
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics 113 book series (SPPHY, volume 113)


The numerical simulation of flow and transport processes is frequently applied to environmental, technical and even medical problems. In many cases, a deformation of the porous medium occurs which cannot be neglected. Therefore, we present a non-isothermal multiphase multicomponent flow and transport model which also allows for structural alterations of the porous medium phenomenologically. This means that the model accounts for the effects of the structural changes by adapting the hydraulic properties using constitutive relationships.

Key words

multiphase modelling structural alterations swelling shrinkage hydraulic properties 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sandra Freiboth
    • 1
  • Holger Class
    • 1
  • Rainer Helmig
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Hydromechanics and Modeling of HydrosystemsInstitute of Hydraulic EngineeringPfaffenwaldring 61Germany

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