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Numerical Approximation of Multiphase Flows in Porous Media


Sep 16, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am


Rettaliata Engineering Center, Room 034


Noel J. Walkington
Department of Mathematical Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University


This talk will review models and structural properties of the equations used to model geophysical flows which involve multiple components undergoing phase transitions. Simulations of these problems only model the gross properties of these flows since a precise description of the physical system is neither available nor computationally tractable. In this context mathematics is essential if phenomenology, physical intuition, mechanics, thermodynamics, and thought experiments, are to be integrated into well posed models. Numerical schemes which inherit the essential structural and physical properties of the underlying models can then be developed.

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Department of Applied Mathematics - Stochastic & Multiscale Modeling and Computation Seminar