"Multiphase flow"

Proppant transport in scaled experiments: Effect of drainage configuration and fracture wall roughness

In recent years, there has been a number of experimental and numerical studies on the transport and settlement of proppant in scaled laboratory fractures that are of interest to understand hydraulic stimulation in hydrocarbon reservoirs. The results …

Stability and conductivity of proppant packs during flowback in unconventional reservoirs: A CFD–DEM simulation study

We present simulations using a coupled Computational Fluid Dynamics–Discrete Element Method (CFD–DEM) approach for a slurry of millimeter-sized particles in water which is squeezed between two walls and then made flow out though a narrow aperture. …