American Journal of Applied Sciences

Numerical Investigation of Incompressible Fluid Flow through Porous Media in a Lid-Driven Square Cavity

M.A. Mohd Irwan, A. M. Fudhail, C.S. Nor Azwadi and G. Masoud

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2010.1341.1344

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 7, Issue 10

Pages 1341-1344

Abstract

Problem statement: Investigation of fluid flow behavior through porous media in a liddriven square cavity. Approach: The Brinkman-Forcheimer equation is coupled with the lattice Boltzmann formulation to predict the velocity field in the system. Three numerical experiments were preformed with different values of Darcy number to investigate the effect of porosity on the fluid flow. Results: In the current study, we found that the magnitude of velocity, strength of vortex and velocity boundary layer is significantly affected porosity of the media. Conclusion: The lattice Boltzmann simulation scheme is capable in prediction of fluid flow behavior through porous media.

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© 2010 M.A. Mohd Irwan, A. M. Fudhail, C.S. Nor Azwadi and G. Masoud. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.