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

M.A. Mohd Irwan1, A. M. Fudhail2, C.S. Nor Azwadi1 and G. Masoud2
  • 1 , Afganistan
  • 2 ,
American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 7 No. 10, 2010, 1341-1344

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2010.1341.1344

Submitted On: 8 August 2010 Published On: 31 October 2010

How to Cite: Irwan, M. M., Fudhail, A. M., Azwadi, C. N. & Masoud, G. (2010). Numerical Investigation of Incompressible Fluid Flow through Porous Media in a Lid-Driven Square Cavity. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 7(10), 1341-1344. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2010.1341.1344

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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Keywords

  • finite difference
  • lattice Boltzmann
  • Brinkman-Forcheimer
  • porosity
  • lid-driven cavity flow