It is crucial to understand how one fluid is displaced by another at different temperature through a capillary, as many industrial and reservoir enhanced recovery methods fall into this category. Dissipative particle dynamics (DPD) method has been successfully applied to model mesoscale behaviors of many processes. In this paper, DPD method with energy conservation has been applied to model non-isothermal fluid displacement in capillary tube. Validation of the in-house computer code written in C# is carried out by modeling isothermal no-slip fluid flow. Simulation of non-isothermal fluid displacement using energy conserving DPD gives insight about the parameters affecting the flow.
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Mesoscale Modeling of Non-Isothermal Fluid Displacement in Capillary Tube Using Dissipative Particle Dynamics
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Zaman, MS, & Satish, MG. "Mesoscale Modeling of Non-Isothermal Fluid Displacement in Capillary Tube Using Dissipative Particle Dynamics." Proceedings of the ASME 2012 31st International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering. Volume 6: Materials Technology; Polar and Arctic Sciences and Technology; Petroleum Technology Symposium. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. July 1–6, 2012. pp. 625-628. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/OMAE2012-83485
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