Evaluation of a lattice-Boltzmann method for mercury intrusion porosimetry simulations

J. Hyväluoma, Pasi Raiskinmäki (Corresponding Author), A. Jäsberg, Antti Koponen, Markku Kataja, J. Timonen

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We have simulated intrusion of a non-wetting liquid into pores of varying shape and size. Simulations were based on the lattice-Boltzmann method and the Shan–Chen multiphase model. The liquid–solid contact angle for pores with circular cross-section was found to be equal to that for pores with square cross-section, and constant even for small pore sizes if the discretised shape of the circular cross-section was taken into account. For comparison, contact angle was also determined for a liquid column descending in a capillary tube, and the results were found to be consistent. Application of the method to mercury intrusion porosimetry is discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1003 - 1011
Number of pages9
JournalFuture Generation Computer Systems
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2004
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • lattice-Boltzmann
  • mercury intrusion porosimetry
  • wetting
  • Shan-Chen multiphase model

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