Theory and Applications of Transport in Porous Media

Fluid Flow in the Subsurface

History, Generalization and Applications of Physical Laws

Authors: Liu, Hui Hai

  • Presents a unique attempt to generalize some fundamental physical laws of interest to a broad audience of researchers, engineers, and students in the areas of hydrogeology, soil science, reservoir engineering, and rock mechanics 
  • Describes the history of discovering the related physical laws and their scope of validity, which is especially important to younger generations of earth scientists 
  • Discusses applications of the proposed generalizations to selected engineering projects of international importance (such as the Yucca Mountain project)
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This book presents a systematic attempt to generalize several fundamental physical laws related to subsurface fluid flow that are important for a number of contemporary applications in the areas of hydrogeology, reservoir engineering and rock mechanics. It also covers the history of discovering these physical laws, their respective scope of validity, and their generalizations or extensions. 

The physical laws discussed include Darcy’s law, Darcy-Buckingham law and Hooke’s law. Darcy’s law is the fundamental law for subsurface fluid flow. For low-permeability media, it is not always adequate because of the strong fluid–solid interaction. Though the Darcy-Buckingham law is often used for modeling subsurface multiphase flow, it is only valid under the local equilibrium condition. This condition does not hold in many cases, especially when fingering flow occurs. It is well known that subsurface fluid flow is coupled with mechanical deformation of subsurface media; in some applications, this coupling can play a dominant role. The continuum-scale elastic deformation of natural rock, however, does not always follow the traditional form of Hooke’s law.

The book also presents applications of the proposed generalizations of the physical laws to several important engineering projects.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Generalization of Darcy’s Law: Non-Darcian Liquid Flow in Low-Permeability Media

    Liu, Hui-Hai

    Pages 1-43

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  • Generalization of the Darcy-Buckingham Law: Optimality and Water Flow in Unsaturated Media

    Liu, Hui-Hai

    Pages 45-102

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  • Two-Part Hooke Model (TPHM): Theory, Validation and Applications

    Liu, Hui-Hai

    Pages 103-207

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  • A Thermodynamic Hypothesis Regarding Optimality Principles for Flow Processes in Geosystems

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    Pages 209-224

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  • Final Remarks: An “Unfinished” Book

    Liu, Hui-Hai

    Pages 225-226

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eBook 95,19 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-43448-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fluid Flow in the Subsurface
Book Subtitle
History, Generalization and Applications of Physical Laws
Authors
Series Title
Theory and Applications of Transport in Porous Media
Series Volume
28
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-43449-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-43449-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-43448-3
Series ISSN
0924-6118
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 230
Number of Illustrations and Tables
27 b/w illustrations, 64 illustrations in colour
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