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Mechanical Engineering

Porous media

2012

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Numerical Modelling Of Transport In Complex Porous Media: Metal Foams To The Human Lung, Christopher T. Degroot Jul 2012

Numerical Modelling Of Transport In Complex Porous Media: Metal Foams To The Human Lung, Christopher T. Degroot

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Transport in porous media has many practical applications in science and engineering. This work focuses on the development of numerical methods for analyzing porous media flows and uses two major applications, metal foams and the human lung, to demonstrate the capabilities of the methods. Both of these systems involve complex pore geometries and typically involve porous domains of complex shape. Such geometric complexities make the characterization of the relevant effective properties of the porous medium as well as the solution of the governing equations in conjugate fluid-porous domains challenging. In porous domains, there are typically too many individual pores to ...