Porosimetry & Two-Phase Flow


The SatuDict module deals with the distribution of two distinct fluid phases (gas or liquid) in porous materials. Saturation with these fluid phases alters the properties of the porous media, such as flow permeability, diffusivity, thermal conductivity, and electrical conductivity. These properties come to depend on the saturation of the media, and come to be considered as relative.

Depending on the distribution of the phase, saturation-dependent properties result. The relative properties are obtained by dividing the saturation-dependent properties by the properties for the entire pore space (absolute).

Examples of Applications

  • Design of fuel cells materials for the automotive industry 
  • Design of personal care and hygiene materials 
  • Digital Rock Physics analysis of parameters for the E&P sector of the Oil and Gas industry

Examples of Applications

SatuDict Features

The SatuDict module computes the distribution of two fluids using a pore morphology method-based algorithm known as "maximum inscribed spheres". The result of the pore morphology method is a sequence of quasi-stationary two-phase distributions, which are used in SatuDict to compute the saturation-dependent capillary pressure curve.

SatuDict combined with the FlowDict, ConductoDict or DiffuDict modules allows the calculation of the following properties:

  • Effective and relative permeability
  • Relative Gas Diffusivity
  • Relative Thermal Conductivity
  • Resistivity Index

Additional modules needed?

GeoDict Base Includes the basic functionality of GeoDict [necessary]
ImportGeo-Vol Import and segmentation of the µCT images and generation of the 3D microstructure models based on them [optional]
Digitale Material Design Application-relevant modules for creating and modeling 3D microstructure models in GeoDict [optional]

SatuDict is required for other modules to function

FlowDictcompute the effective permeability and the relative permeability
DiffuDictcompute the relative gas diffusivity
ConductoDictcompute the relative thermal conductivity and the resistivity index