Simple waves in saturated porous media: I. The isothermal case Academic Article uri icon


  • 抄録 In a previous paper (Bear et al. Fluid Dynamics Research, Vol. 9, pp. 155-164) a mathematical model was developed in order to analyze an abrupt pressure impact applied to a compressible fluid flowing through saturated, porous media under isothermal conditions. It was shown that during a certain time period following the onset of pressure change, the macroscopic fluid momentum balance equation conforms to a wave form. This paper presents a one-dimensional simple analytical solution to this wave equation. The wave equation is transformed to Euler's equation describing the motion of a" new" fluid with characteristics related to the former one.

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  • May 15, 1996