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Fluid Dynamics

, Volume 39, Issue 6, pp 961–971 | Cite as

Properties of certain phase transition fronts in geothermal porous reservoirs

  • A.V. Kondrashov
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Abstract

The properties of equilibrium steam-water mixture – water(steam) phase transition fronts in porous heat-conducting media are investigated in the one-dimensional formulation. The number of necessary boundary conditions on the front (evolutionarity), the direction of propagation of the front with respect to the porous medium, the type of phase transition (evaporation or condensation), and the thermodynamic contradiction in the zone occupied by the “pure” phase (water or steam) are determined as functions of the parameters of the medium.

Keywords

flow through a porous medium equilibrium phase transitions fronts evolutionarity evaporation condensation 

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