EN 566 Numerical Methods for Fluid Flow in Subsurface Energy Systems

Introduction to fundamental processes of flow and transport in porous media, and the applications to subsurface energy systems; basic Darcy-scale fluid mechanics in porous media; numerical solution of partial differential equations on the basis of finite difference methods; one-dimensional, two-dimensional, and three-dimensional single- and two-phase flow simulations; capillary pressure, relative permeability, and applications to immiscible displacement and removal of non-aqueous contaminants; numerical solutions of transient and boundary-value problems; global challenges associated with energy and water; and the applications to water flooding and hydrocarbon production in petroleum reservoirs.



Cross Listed Courses

CE 566


Civil Engineering Program Environmental Engineering Program

Typically Offered Periods

Fall Semester Spring Semester Summer Semester