Luis Ayala

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William A. Fustos Family Professor, John and Willie Leone Department of Energy & Mineral Engineering (EME)
FCMG Chair in Fluid Behavior and Rock Interactions, John and Willie Leone Department of Energy & Mineral Engineering (EME)

Research Summary

Natural gas engineering, numerical modeling of unconventional gas reservoirs, performance prediction of gas shale reservoirs and tight sands with retrograde gases, compositional reservoir simulation and thermodynamics of hydrocarbon fluids, multiphase flow in pipelines and gas network analysis, and artificial intelligence applications.

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Recent Publications

Experimental study of gas/liquid diffusion in porous rocks and bulk fluids to investigate the effect of rock-matrix hindrance

Lou, X., Chakraborty, N., Karpyn, Z. T., Ayala, L. F., Nagarajan, N. & Wijaya, Z., Jun 2021, In: SPE Journal. 26, 3, p. 1174-1188 15 p.

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A thermodynamically consistent pseudo-potential lattice Boltzmann model for multi-component, multiphase, partially miscible mixtures

Peng, C., Ayala, L. F. & Ayala, O. M., Mar 15 2021, In: Journal of Computational Physics. 429, 110018.

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Fluid-wall interactions in pseudopotential lattice Boltzmann models

Peng, C., Ayala, L. F. & Ayala, O. M., Sep 2021, In: Physical Review E. 104, 3, 035301.

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Experimental and numerical study of gas diffusion and sorption kinetics in ultratight rocks

Zhang, M., Chakraborty, N., Karpyn, Z. T., Emami-Meybodi, H. & Ayala, L. F., Feb 15 2021, In: Fuel. 286, 119300.

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The linear-analog method: A more efficient and effective linearization method for natural gas transportation optimization

Chen, Z., Kleit, A. N., Lei, Z., An, H., Ayala, L. F. & Pruvot, A. J. C. J., Aug 2020, In: Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering. 80, 103305.

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A robust semi-analytical method based on integral formulations for modeling unconventional gas wells with variable production constraints

Garcez, J., Zhang, M. & Ayala, L. F., Nov 2020, In: Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering. 83, 103522.

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