Tortuous flow in porous media

Antti Koponen, M. Kataja, J. Timonen

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Abstract

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
Volume54
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1996
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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Koponen, Antti ; Kataja, M. ; Timonen, J. / Tortuous flow in porous media. In: Physical review E. 1996 ; Vol. 54, No. 1. pp. 406-410.
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Tortuous flow in porous media. / Koponen, Antti; Kataja, M.; Timonen, J.

In: Physical review E, Vol. 54, No. 1, 1996, p. 406-410.

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