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Postgraduate course

Flow in Porous Media

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Teaching semester


Objectives and Content

The course includes equations for one- and multiphase flow in porous media with emphasis on qualitative and quantitative properties for models studied.

Learning Outcomes

After completed course, the students are expected to be able to

  • describe notions like porosity, permeability or saturation
  • describe miscible and immiscible flow in porous media
  • describe what means harmonic average of permeability
  • describe the principle of capillarity pressure and relative permeability
  • give a complete model for a two-phase flow
  • analyze the Riemann's problem and the Buckley Leverett solution.

Required Previous Knowledge


Recommended Previous Knowledge

PHYS111 Mechanics I and MAT212 Functions of Several Variables

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance


Forms of Assessment

Oral examination

Grading Scale

The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.

Contact Information

This course is administered by the Department of Mathematics.

Contact advice@math.uib.no

Exam information

  • Type of assessment: Oral examination

    Exam period
    Withdrawal deadline
    Additional information
    Eksamen 23.nov. (Gullfjellet) og 24.nov. (Sigma). Begge rom i 4.etasje i Realfagbygget.