Tortuous flow in porous media

Antti Koponen, M. Kataja, J. Timonen

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The concept of tortuosity of fluid flow in porous media is discussed. A lattice-gas cellular automaton method is applied to solve the flow of a Newtonian uncompressible fluid in a two-dimensional porous substance constructed by randomly placed rectangles of equal size and with unrestricted overlap. A clear correlation between the average tortuosity of the flow paths and the porosity of the substance has been found.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)406-410
JournalPhysical review E
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1996
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


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