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An Efficient Method of Generating and Characterizing Filter Substrates for Lattice Boltzmann Analysis

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John R. Murdock

Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics Michigan Technological University Houghton, Michigan 49931
jrmurdoc@mtu.edu

Aamir Ibrahim

Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics Michigan Technological University Houghton, Michigan 49931
aamiri@mtu.edu

Song-Lin Yang

Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics Michigan Technological University Houghton, Michigan 49931
slyang@mtu.edu

1Corresponding author.

ASME doi:10.1115/1.4038167 History: Received April 09, 2017; Revised September 28, 2017

Abstract

To provide porous media substrates that are quick to generate and characterize for lattice Boltzmann analysis, we propose a straightforward algorithm. The method leverages the benefits of the lattice Boltzmann method, and is extensible to multiphysics flows. Several parameters allow for simple customization. The generation algorithm and lattice Boltzmann method are reviewed, and suggested implementation covered. Additionally, results are discussed and interpreted to evaluate the approach. Several verification tools are employed such as Darcy’s law, the Ergun equation, the Koponen correlation, a newly proposed correlation, and experimental data. Agreement and repeatability are found to be excellent, suggesting this relatively simple method is a good option for engineering studies.

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