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. Resolving the flow field in detail is not feasible in real-life applications. Therefore, macroscopic approaches are used, which utilize averaged quantities of the porous structure, such as porosity and permeability. This example analyzes the flow field at the pore scale in detail. The results are used to validate and adapt the macroscopic description, which in turn are used to model large-scale porous geometries.
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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
- Batteries & Fuel Cells Module, CFD Module, Chemical Reaction Engineering Module, Corrosion Module, Electrochemistry Module, Electrodeposition Module, Microfluidics Module, Porous Media Flow Module, or Subsurface Flow Module
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