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Numerical Calculation of Transient Flow of Polymer Foam in Porous Media

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Based on the mathematical model of one dimension transient flow of the polymer foam in porous media, the numerical calculation method of the flow mentioned above by using the finite difference method is given. Through the experiments of one dimension transient flow of HPAM (Hydrolytic Polyacrylamide) foam in the artificial sandstone core, the HPAM foam generation and coalescence coefficient of the mathematical model mentioned above are determined. The profiles of the liquid phase saturation, the pressure drop and the number density of one dimension transient flow of HPAM foam with the dimensionless time in artificial sandstone core are numerically calculated and analyzed by using the numerical calculation method.

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Zhao, W. , Cui, H. and Wang, K. (2015) Numerical Calculation of Transient Flow of Polymer Foam in Porous Media. Open Journal of Fluid Dynamics, 5, 215-223. doi: 10.4236/ojfd.2015.53024.

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