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Manuscript Title: An open-source toolbox for multiphase flow in porous media
Authors: P. Horgue, C. Soulaine, J. Franc, R. Guibert, G. Debenest
Program title: porousMultiphaseFoam
Catalogue identifier: AEUR_v1_0
Distribution format: tar.gz
Journal reference: Comput. Phys. Commun. 187(2015)217
Programming language: C++.
Computer: Any x86.
Operating system: Generic Linux.
Keywords: Porous Media, multiphase flow, IMPES method, OpenFOAM®.
Classification: 12.

External routines: OpenFOAM® (version 2.0 and superior)

Nature of problem:
This software solves multiphase flow in porous media.

Solution method:
The numerical approach is based on the finite-volume method (FVM). Mass conservation equations for each fluid phase are reformulated into a pressure-saturation system. The generalized Darcy's law is used to compute phase velocities in the porous medium. The pressure-saturation is solved using a segregated method based on the IMPES method. Parallel computing can be performed using the standard domain decomposition method of OpenFOAM®.

Running time:
The Buckley Leverett examples provided only take a few seconds to run.