NIOSHTIC-2 Publications Search
Possible use of magnetic fields in determining pore geometry of porous media.
Pierce-CI; Headley-LC; Sawyer-WK
Soc Petrol Eng J 1971 Sep; 11(3):223-228
Simplified models consisting of single, circular channels and channels of different length and diameter in series and parallel combinations, are used in conjunction with the equations of poiseuille and hartmann to demonstrate the dependence of the rate of flow of mercury in the models on channel dimensions when the models are subjected to transverse magnetic fields. Experimental tests conducted on mercury-saturated, glass-bead packs and a natural rock sample show that a magnetic field applied transversely to the direction of flow retards flow rate. The magnitude of the magnetic effect increased with increasing bead size and field intensity. Results of this work suggest that magnetic fields have potential in the study of the internal geometry of flow channels in porous media.
OP; Journal Article
Issue of Publication
Society of Petroleum Engineers Journal
Page last reviewed: April 12, 2019
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division