Stephan Herminghaus What General Principles Govern the Behavior of Liquids in Porous Materials?
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Understanding the behavior of liquids in porous materials is important for very different areas of our lives, ranging from the recovery of oil from rock to water holding capacities of different soils. The study presented in this video is dedicated to the quest for the mechanisms behind these processes. STEPHAN HERMINGHAUS explains that, starting out, the researchers had several ideas for what the general principle might be. They used modern techniques and 3D computer simulations to single out the right candidate. But only the rediscovery and adaption of an old two-dimensional simulation lead to the breakthrough in finding the actual mechanism.
LT Video Publication DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21036/LTPUB10246
Fluid Invasion in Porous Media: Front Morphology, Residual Saturation, and the Cieplak-Robbins Transition
- Kamaljit Singh, Hagen Scholl, Martin Brinkmann, Marco D. Michiel, Mario Scheel, Stephan Herminghaus and Ralf Seemann