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Global Riemann solver and front tracking approximation of three-component gas floods

Authors: Saeid Khorsandi, Wen Shen and Russell T. Johns
Journal: Quart. Appl. Math. 74 (2016), 607-632
MSC (2010): Primary 35F55
Published electronically: July 12, 2016
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Abstract: We study a $ 2\times 2$ system of non-strictly hyperbolic conservation laws arising in three-component gas flooding for enhanced oil recovery. The system is not strictly hyperbolic. In fact, along a curve in the domain one family is linearly degenerate, and along two other curves the system is parabolic degenerate. We construct global solutions for the Riemann problem, utilizing the splitting property of thermodynamics from the hydrodynamics. Front tracking simulations are presented, using the global Riemann solver.

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Saeid Khorsandi
Affiliation: Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering, 110 Hosler Building, Penn State University, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802-5000
Email: sxk482@psu.edu

Wen Shen
Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, Penn State University, University Park, State College, Pennsylvania 16802
Email: wxs27@psu.edu

Russell T. Johns
Affiliation: Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering, 110 Hosler Building, Penn State University, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802-5000
Email: rjohns@psu.edu

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1090/qam/1444
Received by editor(s): August 12, 2015
Published electronically: July 12, 2016
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