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Displacement of a viscoplastic fluid in an inclined slot

van de Fliert, B.W. and van den Berg, J.B. (1999) Displacement of a viscoplastic fluid in an inclined slot. [Study Group Report]



The steady displacement of one viscoplastic fluid by another is studied in an inclined channel. The aim is a prediction of the finger width from simple balance laws. It is argued that no accurate prediction can be acquired from the far field velocity profiles only, but that instead a calculation of the two dimensional behaviour near the free interface is needed. It is suggested that the static residual thickness can be determined from a minimization procedure for the dissipation in the system.

Item Type:Study Group Report
Problem Sectors:Energy and utilities
Study Groups:European Study Group with Industry > ESGI 36 (Eindhoven, Netherlands, Nov 15-19, 1999)
Company Name:Schlumberger
ID Code:117
Deposited By: Richard Booth
Deposited On:09 Jul 2007
Last Modified:29 May 2015 19:47

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