Schlumberger – Displacement of a Viscoplastic Fluid in an Inclined Slot #SWI1999
The steady displacement of one viscoplastic fluid by another is studied in an inclined channel. The aim is a prediction of the finger width from simple balance laws. It is argued that no accurate prediction can be acquired from the far-field velocity profiles only, but that instead a calculation of the two-dimensional behavior near the free interface is needed. It is suggested that the static residual thickness can be determined from a minimization procedure for the dissipation in the system.