Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Dependency of tortuosity on capillary suction potentials of compressible and incompressible particulate beds

No metrics data to plot.
The attempt to load metrics for this article has failed.
The attempt to plot a graph for these metrics has failed.
The full text of this article is not currently available.

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

This Article is currently unavailable for purchase.
Add to Favorites
You must be logged in to use this functionality

Measurements of capillary suction potential in drainage processes have developed a capillary bundle model, which makes it reasonably possible to deduce a dimensionless capillary suction potential by considering the dependency of tortuosity. The capillary suction potential has been found to depend strongly on the tortuosity, especially for the compressible filtered cakes. The tortuosity determined empirically using the capillary model provides the dimensionless capillary suction potential which can correlate to the reduced saturation for both incompressible particulate beds and compressible filtered cakes. The final average residual saturation can be accurately estimated from calculation of a newly defined capillary number, which takes into account the final equilibrium saturation profile. The calculated results agree well with experiments observed for incompressible particulate beds drained under gravity.


Full text loading...


Data & Media loading...

Article metrics loading...



Can't access your account?
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation