On the stability of a difference scheme for the three-phase non-isothermal flow problem

  • Н. М. Темирбеков Kazakhstan Engineering Technological University, Almaty, Republic of Kazakhstan
  • Д. Р. Байгереев D.Serikbayev East Kazakhstan State Technical University, Ust-Kamenogorsk, Republic of Kazakhstan


The article presents a study of stability of a finite difference scheme in terms of initial values and right-hand sides of the equations for the problem of three-phase non-isothermal flow in homogeneous isotropic porous media without capillary, gravitational forces and phase transitions. It is assumed that oil is homogeneous non-evaporable fluid, and phases are in local thermal equilibrium which means that fluids saturating the porous media and the rock have the same temperature in any elementary volume. The model describing this process consists of the mass conservation equation, equation of motion in the form of linear Darcy’s law, equation of state, and phase balance equation. In the present work, so-called “global” formulation of the problem is used which is based on the introduction of a change of variables for pressure, called "global pressure". Using this approach, the original model equations reduce to a system of five partial differential equations with respect to pressure, temperature, velocity, and two saturations. The stability analysis of the scheme is carried out using the method of a priori estimates. A priori estimate for the solution of the difference problem is obtained with limitations on the value of the time step and the norm of the temperature derivative.


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How to Cite
ТЕМИРБЕКОВ, Н. М.; БАЙГЕРЕЕВ, Д. Р.. On the stability of a difference scheme for the three-phase non-isothermal flow problem. Journal of Mathematics, Mechanics and Computer Science, [S.l.], v. 89, n. 2, p. 19-26, nov. 2017. ISSN 1563-0277. Available at: <http://bm.kaznu.kz/index.php/kaznu/article/view/348>. Date accessed: 20 jan. 2019.
Keywords three-phase non-isothermal flow, finite difference method, stability, non-linear term, priori estimate