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Difference between "Porous Media and Subsurface Flow" and "Poroelasticity (Poro)"

I am a little confused by two physical module, the first one is Fluid Flow-----Porous Media and Subsurface Flow, and the second one is Structural Mechanics--------Poroelasticity (Poro). What is the difference between the two and their suitable topic? I am gonna do a topic on saturated sand. Which one is better for me to choose? Thanks.

2 Replies Last Post Nov 16, 2012, 8:57 AM EST
Posted: 5 years ago Nov 16, 2012, 1:26 AM EST
Hi

I do not have the subsurface flow module, but when I have to decide which physics to use, I go for a careful study of the dependent variables and the equations proposed, and compare those to the list of requirements for my given model

You do make a list of dependent variables and BC conditions before you model, on a sketch dont you ? At least I find it the best way to not discover once the model is almost finished, that I have chosen the wrong physics and must start again.

Then read carefully the doc about the 2 solver case

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Good luck
Ivar
Hi I do not have the subsurface flow module, but when I have to decide which physics to use, I go for a careful study of the dependent variables and the equations proposed, and compare those to the list of requirements for my given model You do make a list of dependent variables and BC conditions before you model, on a sketch dont you ? At least I find it the best way to not discover once the model is almost finished, that I have chosen the wrong physics and must start again. Then read carefully the doc about the 2 solver case -- Good luck Ivar

Posted: 5 years ago Nov 16, 2012, 8:57 AM EST
Thanks a lot for your reply.
I used 4.3a, and there is a module of "Porous Media and Subsurface Flow" .
Thanks a lot for your reply. I used 4.3a, and there is a module of "Porous Media and Subsurface Flow" .

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