Analyzing Porous Structures on the Microscopic Scale

Application ID: 85371

Modeling flow through realistic porous structures is difficult due to the complexity of the structure itself. Often, resolving the flow field in detail is not feasible; therefore, a macroscopic description of the pore scale structure, which utilize averaged quantities such as porosity and permeability, is used to ease the modeling of porous domains. This example analyzes the flow field at the pore scale. The results are then used to validate and adapt the macroscopic description of the continuum, which in turn is used to model large-scale porous geometries.

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