Title

Structural Response In Steady-State Flow of a Multi-Component Driven System: Interacting Lattice Gas Simulation

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-15-2005

Department

Physics and Astronomy

Abstract

The effects of molecular weights (M-A, M-B) on the self-organized segregation of immiscible constituents (A, B) driven by pressure bias (H = 0.0-1.0) generated by geologic processes are examined by an interacting lattice gas Monte Carlo simulation. Constituents (A, B), released from a source at the bottom according to their lattice concentrations, can escape the lattice from top or bottom. The longitudinal steady-state density profiles (A, B) depend on their molecular weight and bias with linear, exponential, and non-monotonic decays with the height. The transverse density profiles show signatures of partial layering. The total number (N) of constituents remains nearly constant in steady state and seems to decay with the bias, N proportional to H-0.14 for all but extreme range of H. At M-A = 0.1, M(B)greater than or equal to0.8, number of constituents (N-A,N-B) show non-monotonic dependence on H with N(B)much greater thanN(A) but a maximum in N-A and minimum in N-B. (C) 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Publication Title

Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and Its Applications

Volume

345

Issue

3-4

First Page

555

Last Page

564