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Author Ghaffari, Hamed O. ♦ Fall, Mamdou ♦ Evgin, Erman
Source arXiv.org
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Date of Submission 2009-12-25
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Physics
Subject Keyword Finance ♦ Computer Science - Computational Engineering ♦ and Science ♦ Physics - Geophysics ♦ cs ♦ physics:physics
Abstract In this study, we investigate the complexity of two-phase flow (air/water) in a heterogeneous soil sample by using complex network theory, where the supposed porous media is non-deformable media, under the time-dependent gas pressure. Based on the different similarity measurements (i.e., correlation, Euclidean metrics) over the emerged patterns from the evolution of saturation of non-wetting phase of a multi-heterogeneous soil sample, the emerged complex networks are recognized. Understanding of the properties of complex networks (such degree distribution, mean path length, clustering coefficient) can be supposed as a way to analysis of variation of saturation profiles structures (as the solution of finite element method on the coupled PDEs) where complexity is coming from the changeable connection and links between assumed nodes. Also, the path of evolution of the supposed system will be illustrated on the state space of networks either in correlation and Euclidean measurements. The results of analysis showed in a closed system the designed complex networks approach to small world network where the mean path length and clustering coefficient are low and high, respectively. As another result, the evolution of macro -states of system (such mean velocity of air or pressure) can be scaled with characteristics of structure complexity of saturation. In other part, we tried to find a phase transition criterion based on the variation of non-wetting phase velocity profiles over a network which had been constructed over correlation distance.
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