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Model type Single
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Spatial dimensions 3D
Spatial extent
Model domain Hydrology, Terrestrial
One-line model description 3D numerical simulation of confined miscible flows
Extended model description Nonlinear three dimensional simulations of miscible Hele-Shaw flows using DNS of incompressible Navier-Stokes and transport equations.

micible Hele-Shaw flow,

Name Rafael Oliveira
Type of contact Model developer
Institute / Organization University of California, Santa Barbara
Postal address 1 Engr II Bldg, Room 2301
Postal address 2 Mechanical Engineering Department, UC Santa Barbara
Town / City Santa Barbara
Postal code 93106
State California
Country United States
Email address
Phone 805-893-6107

Supported platforms
Unix, Linux
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Code optimized
Multiple processors implemented
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Start year development 2008
Does model development still take place? Yes
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Model availability As code
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Program license type GPL v2
Program license type other
Memory requirements approximately: 1.5 million nodes requires 1Gbyte
Typical run time

Describe input parameters Geometrical parameters: Nx, Ny, Nz, X1, X2, Y1, Y2, Z1, Z2;

Flow parameters: Reynolds, Peclet, Viscosity Ratio; Flags: resume simulation, add wave perturbation.

Input format ASCII
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Describe output parameters Velocities and concentration fields of the particles are stored to binary files at given time steps.
Output format Binary
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Pre-processing software needed? No
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Post-processing software needed? Yes
Describe post-processing software Matlab functions to read binary data from file.
Visualization software needed? Yes
If above answer is yes Matlab
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Describe processes represented by the model The code models the evolution of a diffusive interface and the instabilities that arises when a less viscous fluid pushes a more viscous one in a confined rectangular geometry.
Describe key physical parameters and equations Incompressible Navier-Stokes equations coupled to a convective-diffusive equation to describe the concentration field of the particles.
Describe length scale and resolution constraints In its current state, the code is restricted to low Reynolds number and Peclet number of order 1000.
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Do you have current or future plans for collaborating with other researchers?
Is there a manual available? No
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OpenMI compliant No but possible
BMI compliant No but possible
WMT component No but possible
PyMT component
Is this a data component
DOI model 10.1594/IEDA/100151
For model version 0.1
Year version submitted 2011
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Nr. of publications: 2
Total citations: 67
h-index: 1
m-quotient: 0.04
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Nr. of publications: 2
Total citations: 67
h-index: 1
m-quotient: 0.04

Featured publication(s)YearModel describedType of ReferenceCitations
Di Silvio, Giampaolo; Marion, Andrea; 1997. “TRANSFER FUNCTION FOR THE DEPOSITION OF POORLY SORTED GRAVEL IN RESPONSE TO STREAMBED AGGRADATION”: Carlos M. Toro-escobar, Gary Parker and Chris Paola, Journal of Hydraulic Research, vol. 34, 1996, No. 1,pp. 35-53.. Journal of Hydraulic Research, 35, 563–566. 10.1080/00221689709498411
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1997 Pllcart3d
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