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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