Wicking in a Paper Strip
Application ID: 79061
This example models wicking in a porous medium. Wicking is the phenomenon that occurs when a dry porous material is put into contact with a fluid: it will absorb the fluid due to capillary forces. The absorption will continue until an equilibrium is reached where the gravitational forces balance the capillary forces
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 CFD Module, Fuel Cell & Electrolyzer Module, Porous Media Flow Module, or Subsurface Flow Module
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