Flow and Transport Through Porous Media: II
CHBE 671: Multidimensional Transport

Instructor: George J. Hirasaki; (713) 348-5416, AL245, gjh@rice.edu

Scheduled meeting: Mon. - Wed. 3:00-4:15, AL B-209
First meeting: Wednesday, January 18

Credits: 3

The course is designed for graduate students interested in the flow of multi-phase, multi-component fluids through porous media with application to oil and gas recovery and aquifer and soil remediation. Part I, taught during alternating years, emphasized geology, chemistry, and physics with transport computation limited to one dimension. Part II, emphasizes computation of multi-dimensional systems.

The grade will be based on problem solving with students encouraged to collaborate. However, copying is not acceptable. Each assignment will have a due date at which time the solution is distributed. Assignments turned in after the due date or reworked parts of assignments will receive 80% credit. Computation and graphic presentation of results may be done with tools such as Matlab, Lotus, or Excel. Part II, taught in the spring semester, will use FORTRAN or C++.

Reference Textbooks:
Reservoir Simulation, C. C. Mattax and R. L. Dalton

Any student with a documented disability needing academic adjustments or accommodations is requested to speak with me during the first two weeks of class. All discussions will remain confidential. Students with disabilities should also contact Disability Support Services in the Ley Student Center. Any student with a disability requiring accommodations in this course is encouraged to contact me after class or during office hours. Additionally, students should contact Disability Support Services in the Ley Student Center.

If you have a documented disability that will impact your work in this class, please contact me to discuss your needs. Additionally, you will need to register with the Disability Support Services Office in the Ley Student Center.

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Last updated:January 8, 2006