Articles | Volume 10, issue 5
Solid Earth, 10, 1717–1731, 2019
Solid Earth, 10, 1717–1731, 2019

Research article 23 Oct 2019

Research article | 23 Oct 2019

Pore-scale permeability prediction for Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids

Philipp Eichheimer et al.


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ED: Publish as is (20 Sep 2019) by Patrice Rey
ED: Publish as is (20 Sep 2019) by Susanne Buiter(Executive Editor)
Short summary
Prediction of rock permeability is of crucial importance for several research areas in geoscience. In this study, we enhance the finite difference code LaMEM to compute fluid flow on the pore scale using Newtonian and non-Newtonian rheologies. The accuracy of the code is demonstrated using several analytical solutions as well as experimental data. Our results show good agreement with analytical solutions and recent numerical studies.