Experimental investigation of foam flow through synthetic fractures

Alkan H., Goktekin A.

OIL GAS-EUROPEAN MAGAZINE, vol.22, no.3, pp.12-16, 1996 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Title of Journal : OIL GAS-EUROPEAN MAGAZINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.12-16


This paper presents some results of an experimental study on foam flow in capillary tubes and synthetic fractures. The foam rheology is determined using capillary tubes of various diameters. Results of the rheological analysis indicate that the bubble size distribution is a function of the foam generation rate and thus the flow rate is a correlating parameter for the shear stress/shear rate relationship.