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RESEARCH PAPERS: Rock Mechanics

General Solutions for Pistonlike Displacement of Compressible Fluids in Porous Media

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S. H. Advani, J. S. Torok, J. K. Lee

Department of Engineering Mechanics, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210

J. Energy Resour. Technol 107(4), 523-526 (Dec 01, 1985) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3231229 History: Received October 08, 1984; Revised January 29, 1985; Online October 22, 2009

Abstract

Exact solutions for the one-dimensional problem of a compressible fluid having a time-dependent pressure at the source (fracture face) and displacing a compressible reservoir fluid are generated. Special solutions for various cases represented by step, step with constant slope front, and sinusoidal pressure variations at the fracture face are derived. Numerical results and trends for fluid interface motion are revealed for selected cases. The applicability of the presented solutions to hydraulic fracturing is discussed. In addition, response solutions for problems in reservoir mechanics, underground coal gasification, and nuclear waste management can be similarly investigated.

Copyright © 1985 by ASME
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