Simulations of single-fluid flow in porous media

A. Koponen, M. Kataja, J. Timonen, D. Kandhai

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Abstract

Several results of lattice-gas and lattice-Boltzmann simulations of single-fluid flow in 2D and 3D porous media are discussed. Simulation results for the tortuosity, effective porosity and permeability of a 2D random porous medium are reported. A modified Kozeny-Carman law is suggested, which includes the concept of effective porosity. This law is found to fit well the simulated 2D permeabilities. The results for fluid flow through large 3D random fibre webs are also presented. The simulated permeabilities of these webs are found to be in good agreement with experimental data. The simulations also confirm that, for this kind of materials, permeability depends exponentially on porosity over a large porosity range.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1505-1521
JournalInternational Journal of Modern Physics C
Volume9
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1998
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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Keywords

  • effective porosity
  • permeability
  • porous medium
  • tortuosity

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Koponen, A. ; Kataja, M. ; Timonen, J. ; Kandhai, D. / Simulations of single-fluid flow in porous media. In: International Journal of Modern Physics C. 1998 ; Vol. 9, No. 8. pp. 1505-1521.
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Simulations of single-fluid flow in porous media. / Koponen, A.; Kataja, M.; Timonen, J.; Kandhai, D.

In: International Journal of Modern Physics C, Vol. 9, No. 8, 1998, p. 1505-1521.

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