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Abdullah Cihan's Publications

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Publications

  1. Cihan, A., J. Birkholzer, T. H. Illangasekare, and Q. Zhou (2014). A modeling approach to represent hysteresis in capillary pressure-saturation relationship based on fluid connectivity in void space, Water Resour. Res., 50, doi:10.1002/2013WR014280. 
  2. Cihan, A., Q. Zhou, J. T. Birkholzer, and S. R. Kraemer (2013), Flow in horizontally anisotropic multilayered aquifer systems with leaky wells and aquitards, Water Resour. Res., 50, doi:10.1002/2013WR013867.
  3. Birkholzer, J.T., A. Cihan, K. Bandilla, (2013). A tiered area-of-review framework for geologic carbon sequestration. Greenhouse Gas Science and Technology, 1-16, 2013.
  4. Smits, K. M., Cihan A., T. Sakaki, S. Howington, J. Peters and T. H. Illangasekare, (2013), Soil Moisture and Thermal Behavior in the Vicinity of Buried Objects Affecting Remote Sensing Detection: Experimental and Modeling Investigation, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 51(5), 2675-2688, DOI: 10.1109/TGRS.2012.2214485.
  5. Sakaki, T., P. E. Schulte, A. Cihan, J. A. Christ, and T. H. Illangasekare, (2013), Airflow pathway development as affected by soil moisture variability in heterogeneous soils, Vadose Zone Journal, doi:10.2136/vzj2011.0118.
  6. Cihan, A., J. Birkholzer, and Q. Zhou (2012), Pressure Buildup and Brine Migration during CO2 Storage in Multilayered Aquifers, Ground Water, doi: 10.1111/j.1745-6584.2012.00972.x
  7. Birkholzer, J., A. Cihan, and Q. Zhou (2012), Impact-Driven Pressure Management via Targeted Brine Extraction – Concept studies of CO2 storage in saline formations with leakage pathways, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 7, 168.
  8. Smits, K. M., V. V. Ngo, A. Cihan, T. H. Illangasekare, and T. Sakaki, (2012), An evaluation of models of bare soil evaporation formulated with different land surface boundary conditions and assumptions, Water Resour. Res., 48, W12526, doi:10.1029/2012WR012113.
  9. Smits, K. M., A. Cihan, V. V. Ngo, and T. H. Illangasekare (2012), Reply to comment by Michael D. Novak on “Evaporation from soils under thermal boundary conditions: Experimental and modeling investigation to compare equilibrium and nonequilibrium based approaches”, Water Resour. Res., 48, W05550, doi:10.1029/2011WR011609.
  10. Sakaki, T., A. Limsuwat, A. Cihan, C. C. Frippiat, and T. H. Illangasekare, (2012), Water retention in a coarse pocket under wetting and drainage, Vadose Zone Journal, 11:223-230, doi:10.2136/vzj2011.0028.
  11. Cihan, A., Q. Zhou and J. Birkholzer, (2011), Analytical Solutions for Pressure Perturbation and Fluid Leakage through Aquitards and Wells in Multilayered Aquifer Systems, Water Resources Research, doi:10.1029/2011WR010721.
  12. Cihan, A. and J. S. Tyner (2011), 2-D radial analytical solutions for solute transport in a dual porous medium, Water Resources Research, 47, W04507, doi:10.1029/2009WR008969.
  13. Smits, K. M., A. Cihan, T. Sakaki, and T. H. Illangasekare, (2011), Heat-induced evaporation in the shallow subsurface: Experimental and Modeling investigation, Water Resources Research, 47, W05540, doi:10.1029/2010WR009533.
  14. Phenrat, T., A. Cihan, K. Hye-Jin, M. Menka, T. Illangasekare, G. V. Lowry (2010), Transport and deposition of Polymer-modified Fe0 Nanoparticles in 2-D Heterogeneous Porous Media: Effects of Particle Concentration, Fe0 Content, and Coatings, Environmental Sciences and Technology, 44(23), 9086-9093.
  15. Cihan, A., M. Sukop, J. S. Tyner, E. Perfect, and H. Huang, (2009), Analytical and Lattice Boltzmann Predictions of Intrinsic Permeability for Mass Fractal Porous Media, Vadose Zone Journal, 8(1): 1-10.
  16. Cihan, A., J. S. Tyner, and E. Perfect, (2009), Predicting Relative Permeability from water retention: A direct approach based on fractal geometry, Water Resources Research, 45, doi:10.1029/2008WR007038.
  17. Cihan, A., and M. Y. Corapcioglu (2008), Effect of compressibility on the rise velocity of an air bubble in porous media, Water Resources Research, 44, W04409, doi:10.1029/2006WR005415.
  18. Cihan, A., E. Perfect, and J. S. Tyner (2007), Water Retention Models for Scale-Variant and Scale-Invariant Drainage of Mass Prefractal Porous Media, Vadose Zone Journal, 6: 786-792.
  19. Cihan, A., J. S. Tyner, and W. Wright (2006), Seal Formation Mechanism beneath Animal Waste Holding Ponds, Transactions of the ASABE, 49(5): 1539-1544.
  20. Corapcioglu, M. Y., A. Cihan, and M. Drazenovic (2005), Hydrodynamics of an air bubble motion in porous media, Poromechanics III - BIOT CENTENNIAL (1905–2005), edited by Y.N. Abousleiman, A.H.-D. Cheng, and F.-J. Ulm, April, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma, USA.
  21. Corapcioglu, M. Y., A. Cihan, and M. Drazenovic (2004), Rise velocity of an air bubble in porous media: Theoretical studies, Water Resources Research, 40, W04214, doi:10.1029/2003WR002618.

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Abstracts and Presentations

  1. Cihan, A., J.T. Birkholzer, M. Bianchi, L. Trevisan, Q. Zhou, T. Illangasekare, (2014),  A Connectivity-Based Upscaling Approach for Modeling Two-Phase Flow in Heterogeneous Geological Formations, 12th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies, November 2014, Austin, TX, 2014. 
  2. Birkholzer, J.T., A. Cihan, M. Bainchi, (2014), Targeted Pressure Management during CO2 Sequestration: Optimization of Well Placement and Brine Extraction in a Heterogeneous Reservoir, 12th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies, November 2014, Austin, TX, 2014.
  3. Birkholzer, J.T., A. Cihan, M. Bainchi, (2013), Optimization of Well Placement and Brine Extraction for Pressure Control Along Critically Stressed Faults, 13th Annual Conference on Carbon Capture, Utilization and Sequestration, Pittsburgh, PA, April 28-May 1, 2014.
  4. Birkholzer, J.T., A. Cihan, K. Bandilla, (2013), A Tiered Area-of-Review Framework for Geologic Carbon Sequestration, 13th Annual Conference on Carbon Capture, Utilization and Sequestration, Pittsburgh, PA, April 28-May 1, 2014.
  5. Cihan, A., J.T. Birkholzer, T. Illangasekare, Q. Zhou, (2013), A Theoretical Approach Representing Hysteresis in Capillary Pressure-Saturation Relationship Based on Connectivity in Void Space, AGU Fall Meeting 2013, San Francisco, CA, December, 2013.
  6. Cihan, A., J.T. Birkholzer, M. Bianchi, Q. Zhou, (2013), A New Connectivity-Based Upscaling Methodology for Multi-Scale Two-Phase Flow Processes in Heterogeneous Geological Formation, Abstract submitted to 12th Annual Conference on Carbon Capture, Utilization and Sequestration, Pittsburgh, PA, May 13-16, 2013.
  7. Agartan, E., T. Illangasekare, A. Cihan, J.T. Birkholzer, Q. Zhou, L. Trevisan, (2013), Investigation of Multi-Phase Modeling Approaches for Behavior of Supercritical CO2 in Deep Formations Using Analog Fluids in the Laboratory, Abstract submitted to Modflow and More Conference 2013, Golden, CO, June 2013. 
  8. Trevisan, L., A. Cihan, T. Illangasekare, E. Agartan, H. Mori, J.T. Birkholzer, Q. Zhou, (2013), A Fundamental Study of Convective Mixing of CO2 in Heterogeneous Geologic Media using Surrogate Fluids and Numerical Modeling, Abstract submitted to Modflow and More Conference 2013, Golden, CO, June 2013.
  9. Agartan, E., T. Illangasekare, A. Cihan, J.T. Birkholzer, Q. Zhou, L. Trevisan, (2013), A Fundamental Study of Convective Mixing Contributing to Dissolution Trapping of CO2 in Heterogeneous Geologic Media using Surrogate Fluids and Numerical Modeling, Abstract submitted to European Geophysical Conference, Vienna, Austria, April 2013. 
  10. Birkholzer, J.T., A. Cihan, Q. Zhou, (2012), Impact-Driven Pressure Management Via Targeted Brine Extraction – Conceptual Studies on Reservoir Performance Optimization, Abstract in Proceedings 11th Annual Conference on Carbon Capture, Utilization and Sequestration, Pittsburgh, PA, April 30 – May 3, 2012. 
  11. Illangasekare, T.H., Trevisan, L., Rodriguez, D., Sakaki, T., Cihan, A., Birkholzer, J.T., Zhou, Q, (2012), Multiple scale physical and numerical modeling for improved understanding of mechanisms of trapping and leakage of CO2 in deep geologic formations, Abstract submitted to EGU 2012 Meeting, Vienna, Austria, April 22-27, 2012.
  12. Cihan, A., Zhou, Q., Birkholzer, J.T., (2011), Analytical Solutions for Pressure Perturbation and Fluid Leakage through Aquitards and Wells in a Multilayered System, Eos Trans. AGU, Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H33G-1401.
  13. Smits, K. M., V.V. Ngo, A. Cihan, T. Sakaki, T. H. Illangasekare, (2011), An Experimental and Modeling Study of Evaporation from Bare Soils Subjected To Natural Boundary Conditions At The Land-Atmospheric Interface, Eos Trans. AGU, Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H41J-01.
  14. J. Birkholzer, A. Cihan, and Q. Zhou (2011), Impact-Driven Pressure Management For Leaky CO2 Storage Systems, Eos Trans. AGU, Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H41K-02.
  15. Cihan, A., J.T. Birkholzer, Q. Zhou, L. Trevisan, T.H. Illangasekare, D. Rodriguez, T. Sakaki, (2011), A Numerical Modeling Study of Effect of Heterogeneity on Capillary Trapping of Geologically Sequestrated CO2, Eos Trans. AGU, Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H54D-02.
  16. Trevisan, L. T.H. Illangasekare, D. Rodriguez, T. Sakaki, A. Cihan,  J.T. Birkholzer, Q. Zhou, (2011), Experimental methods for the simulation of supercritical CO2 injection at laboratory scale aimed to investigate capillary trapping, Eos Trans. AGU, Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H51G-1280.
  17. Cihan, A., Zhou, Q., Birkholzer, J.T., (2011), Analytical Solutions for Pressure Perturbation and Leakage through Aquitards and Wells in Multilayered Aquifer-Aquitard Systems, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 43, No. 5, p. 81, GSA Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, 9-12 October.
  18. Cihan, A., Zhou, Q., Birkholzer, J.T., (2011), Analytical Solutions for Leakage through Aquitards and Abandoned Wells in Multilayered Aquifer-Aquitard Systems, submitted to 10th Annual Conference on Carbon Capture and Sequestration, Pittsburgh, PA, May 2-5, 2011.
  19. Illangasekare, T.H., Smits, K., Sakaki, T., Cihan, A., (2011), Soil Moisture Processes in the Shallow Subsurface Near Land/Atmospheric Interface-Challenges and New Research Approaches, Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 13, EGU2011-4853.
  20. Trevisan, L., Illangasekare, T.H., Rodriguez, D., Sakaki, T., Cihan, A., Birkholzer, J.T., Zhou, Q., (2011), Improved Understanding of Migration and Entrapment of Supercritical CO2 in Deep Geologic Formations: Intermediate Scale Testing and Modeling, MODFLOW 2011 Meeting, Golden, CO, June 5-8, 2011.
  21. Illangasekare, T.H., Trevisan, L., Rodriguez, D., Sakaki, T., Cihan, A., Birkholzer, J.T., Zhou, Q., (2011), A Fundamental Study of Migration and Entrapment of Supercritical CO2 in Heterogeneous Deep Geologic Formations: Intermediate Scale Testing and Modeling, submitted to EGU 2011 Meeting, Vienna, Austria, April 10-14, 2011.
  22. Smits, K., Cihan A., Sakaki T., and Illangasekare T. H., (2011), Numerical Simulation on the Effect of Heterogeneity on Evaporation/Condensation in Soils, MODFLOW 2011 Meeting, Golden, CO, June 5-8, 2011
  23. Sakaki, T., Schulte P. E., A. Cihan, J. E. Chirst, and T. H. Illangasekare, (2011), Airflow pathway dynamics in heterogeneous subsurface influenced by land surface boundary conditions, MODFLOW 2011 Meeting, Golden, CO, June 5-8, 2011
  24. Cihan A., T. Illangasekare, J. Birkholzer, Q. Zhou, and R. Derrick, (2010), Intermediate-Scale Investigation of Capillary and Dissolution Trapping during CO2 Injection and Post-Injection in Heterogeneous Geological Formations, Eos Trans. AGU, Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract.
  25. Smits, K. M. Cihan A., Sakaki T., and Illangasekare T. H., (2010), Evaporation from Soils Under Thermal Boundary Conditions: Experimental and Modeling Investigation to Compare Equilibrium and Non-equilibrium Based Approaches, Eos Trans. AGU, Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract
  26. Illangasekare, T. H., Sakaki, T., Schulte P. E., A. Cihan, J. E. Chirst, (2010), Air Flow Path Dynamics in the Vadose Zone Under Various Land Surface Climate Boundary Conditions, Eos Trans. AGU, Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract
  27. Mittal, M., Phenrat T., Fagerlund F., Kim H., Cihan A., Lowry G. V., Illangasekare T., (2009), Use of an Intermediate-Scale Tank to Study Strategies for Modified NZVI Emplacement for Effective Treatment of DNAPL Source Zones,  Eos Trans. AGU, Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract
  28. Smits, K. M. Cihan A., Sakaki T., and Illangasekare T. H., (2009), Heat-induced evaporation in the shallow subsurface: Experimental and Modeling investigation, Eos Trans. AGU, Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract
  29. Cihan, A., T. Phenrat, Illangasekare, T, and G. V. Lowry, (2009), Modeling Tools to Design in Situ Nanoscale Zerovalent Iron (NZVI) Emplacement Strategies, Eos Trans. AGU, Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract.
  30. Illangasekare, T, T. Phenrat, A. Cihan, and G. V. Lowry, (2009), Roles of Particle Properties, Subsurface Geochemical/Geophysical/ Hydrological Conditions, and Delivery Strategies on the Emplacement of Polymeric Modified Nanoscale Zerovalent Iron (NZVI) for In situ Subsurface Remediation, Eos Trans. AGU, 90(22), Jt. Assem. Suppl., Abstract H34A-03
  31. Dean, D., T. Illangasekare,  A. Cihan, (2008), Use of Stochastic Differential Equation Solution Methods for Bubble Migration in Porous Media, Eos Trans. AGU, 89(53), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H31F-0941
  32. Illangasekare, T. H., Fagerlund, F., Mittal, M., Cihan, A., Lowry, G. V., Phenrat, T., Kim, H., (2008), Effects of DNAPL source Morphology on Contaminant Mass Transfer and the Zone of Effective Treatment Using Nano-Scale Zero-Valent Iron, Eos Trans. AGU, Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract
  33. Tyner, J. S., A. Cihan, J. Lee, and R. W. Gentry, (2007), A Preliminary Description of the Moisture Moment Method to Describe Unsaturated Soil Hydraulic Properties, Eos Trans. AGU, 88(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H53F-1491
  34. Cihan, A., J. S. Tyner, M. Sukop, E. Perfect, and H. Haibo, (2007), Analytical and Lattice Boltzmann Predictions of Intrinsic Permeability for Deterministic and Randomized Fractal Porous Media, Eos Trans. AGU, 88(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H53E-1465
  35. Cihan, A., J. S. Tyner, and W. C. Wright, (2005), Seal Formation Mechanism Beneath Animal Waste Holding Ponds, Eos Trans. AGU, 86(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H21E-1401

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