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A penalization method to treat the interface between a free-fluid region and a fibrous porous medium

Luminari, Nicola and Zampogna, Giuseppe Antonio and Airiau, Christophe and Bottaro, Alessandro A penalization method to treat the interface between a free-fluid region and a fibrous porous medium. (2019) Journal of Porous Media, 22 (9). 1095-1107. ISSN 1091-028X

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1615/JPorMedia.2019025928


The coupling between the flow through a fibrous porous medium and that in a free-fluid region is studied. The flow dynamics inside the porous medium are described using the volume averaging method applied to the incompressible Navier−Stokes equations in the laminar regime. The two different flow domains are coupled via a penalization method that consists of varying the porous medium properties (porosity and permeability) continuously across the interface. This approach permits the use of the same set of the equations throughout the whole domain. The averaging method is validated against simulations which fully account for the presence of cylindrical fibers positioned at the bottom wall of a square driven cavity. Numerical experiments are carried out for two different Reynolds numbers, large enough to ensure that inertial effects inside the porous domain are not negligible. Good agreement is found when comparing the two approaches.

Item Type:Article
HAL Id:hal-02640461
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Other partners > Università degli Studi di Genova - UNIGE (ITALY)
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Université fédérale de Toulouse-Midi-Pyrénées - UFTMP (FRANCE)
Deposited On:20 Apr 2020 08:08

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