Viscous fingering effect

In miscible system, viscous fluid is triggered by viscous force due to the differences in fluid concentration, also the molecular diffusion and mechanical dispersion of the fluid system.

Spinodal decomposition & capillary bridge

Phase-field models are becoming increasingly popular in hydrodynamics for modeling multi-phase fluid flow below Darcy scale. Instead of sharp interfaces, phase transitions appear as diffuse finite-thickness transition regions.

Miscible flow through heterogeneous porous media

In this quarter-five spot problem, the injected solvent mixes with the resident hydrocarbons and the fluid mixture moves through the heterogeneous porous media.

Fluid pressure in 3D section of intestine

Numerical models of intestinal edema help understand the processes behind the decrease of intestinal contractility and ileus.

Direct numerical simulation of fluid flow through Berea sandstone

Pore scale flow modeling enables scientists to predict fluid behavior in a network of pores at the micro-meter scale.
Energy applications: enhanced oil recovery, oil and gas production, CO2 sequestration.
Environmental applications: remediation of con­tami­nated groundwater sites through rivers.
Bio-medical applications: single ventricle heart modeling, hemodynamics, cell motility, edematous intestine.
Processes in porous media are naturally complex as they relate to various engineering disciplines and span multiple space and time scales.   Our research group Computational Optimization and Modeling of Porous Media (COMP-M) develops state of the art algorithms for modeling and optimizing physical phenomena occurring in porous media.