Estimating Permeability from Microscale Porous Structures
Application ID: 33331
This example shows how to estimate the permeability of a porous material by creating a detailed fluid flow model in a small unit cell. The result of the model is a lumped permeability of the material, which can be used in homogenized models using Darcy's law or the Brinkman equations. The permeability can be found under the Results->Derived Values node.
An even smaller unit cell could be used, 1/6 of the height of the current cell. This model has a few more cells added to it to make it more intuitive to visualize.
This model example illustrates applications of this type that would nominally be built using the following products:
however, additional products may be required to completely define and model it. Furthermore, this example may also be defined and modeled using components from the following product combinations:
- COMSOL Multiphysics® and
- either the Battery Design Module, CFD Module, Chemical Reaction Engineering Module, Corrosion Module, Electrochemistry Module, Electrodeposition Module, Fuel Cell & Electrolyzer Module, Microfluidics Module, Porous Media Flow Module, or Subsurface Flow Module
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