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Yu. N. Lazarev, P. V. Petrov and D. M. Tartakovsky, "Interface dynamics in randomly heterogeneous porous media", Adv. Water Resour., vol. 28, no. 4, pp. 393-403, 2005


We consider the dynamics of a fluid interface in heterogeneous porous media, whose hydraulic properties are uncertain. Modeling hydraulic conductivity as a random field of given statistics allows us to predict the interface dynamics and to estimate the corresponding predictive uncertainty by means of statistical moments. The novelty of our approach to obtaining the interface statistics consists of dynamically mapping the Cartesian coordinate system onto a coordinate system associated with the moving front. This transforms a difficult problem of deriving closure relationships for highly nonlinear stochastic flows with free surfaces into a relatively simple problem of deriving stochastic closures for linear flows in domains with fixed boundaries. We derive a set of deterministic equations for the statistical moments of the interfacial dynamics, which hold in one and two spatial dimensions, and analyze their solutions for one-dimensional flow.

BibTeX Entry

author = {Yu. N. Lazarev and P. V. Petrov and D. M. Tartakovsky},
title = {Interface dynamics in randomly heterogeneous porous media},
year = {2005},
urlpdf = {http://math.lanl.gov/~dmt/papers/lazarev-2005-interface.pdf},
journal = {Adv. Water Resour.},
volume = {28},
number = {4},
pages = {393-403}