Mechanical Analysis of Viscous-Elastic Fluid Acting on Residual Oil in the Micro Pore

Abstract

In order to analyze the normal deviatoric stress that viscous-elastic fluid acting on the residual oil under the situation of different flooding conditions and different permeabilities, Viscous-elastic fluid flow equation is established in the micro pore by choosing the continuity equation, motion equation and the upper-convected Maxwell constitutive equation, the flow field is computed by using numerical analysis, the forces that driving fluid acting on the residual oil in micro pore are got, and the influence of flooding conditions, pore width and viscous-elasticity of driving fluid on force is compared and analyzed. The results show that: the more viscous-elasticity of driving fluid increases, the greater the normal deviatoric stress acting on the residual oil increases; using constant pressure gradient flooding, the lager the pore width is, the greater normal deviatoric stress acting on the residual oil will be.

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L. Liu, C. Yu, L. Wang, C. Fu and P. Li, "Mechanical Analysis of Viscous-Elastic Fluid Acting on Residual Oil in the Micro Pore," Open Journal of Fluid Dynamics, Vol. 3 No. 4, 2013, pp. 248-251. doi: 10.4236/ojfd.2013.34030.

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