publication . Master thesis . 2013

Numerical modelling of Bingham fluid flow and particle transport in a rough-walled fracture

Hanssen, Alexander Rikstad;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2013
  • Publisher: Institutt for petroleumsteknologi og anvendt geofysikk
  • Country: Norway
Abstract
Drilling operations may encounter mud loss which becomes especially aggravated in naturally fractured formations. The dynamics of fluid loss is a complex process, affected by both the rheology and the composition of the fluid as well as by the fracture morphology. A deep understanding of the underlying physics, in particular non-Newtonian fluid flow and particle transport in rough-walled fractures, is required to combat fluid loss by use of e.g. LCM. Previous studies have shown increased aperture channelization and particle transport in the direction perpendicular to the shear displacement with Newtonian fluids. The motivation for and goal of this thesis is to i...
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arXiv: Physics::Fluid Dynamics
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