Estimation of permeability of porous media dates back to Henry Darcy [H. Darcy, Les Fontaines Publiques de la Ville de Dijon (Victor Dalmont, 1856)], and its knowledge is essential in many scientific and engineering endeavors. Despite apparent simplicity of permeability measurements, the literature data are scattered, and this scatter not always can be attributed to the precision of experiment or simulation or to sample variability. Here, we demonstrate an excellent agreement (
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)123603
JournalPhysics of Fluids
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 5 2022

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2022-12-07
Acknowledgements: S.K. acknowledges Alexander Kurilik and Vasily Belokhin for numerous discussions on the fundamentals of computed tomography; Evstigneev Nikolay and Dmitry Logashenko for discussions on theoretical aspects of the Stokes equation; Kenneth Kennedy and the cleanroom staff of the KAUST Nanofabrication Core Lab for co-design and fabrication of the silicon meshes; Ernest Neil Davison for accurate glass blowing of the sample tubes and KAUST Workshop for fabrication of PVC plugs and Teflon CT holder; Marijn Boon, Manuel Dierick, and Wesley De Boever (XRE Tescan) for discussions on the usage of XRE Tescan hardware and software; and Paolo Macini for sharing details on their experimental study. We are grateful for the allocation of computational resources by the Supercomputing Laboratory at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Thuwal, Saudi Arabia. This work was supported through funding to the Ali Al-Naimi Petroleum Engineering Research Center (ANPERC) at KAUST.

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  • Condensed Matter Physics


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