Lattice Boltzmann simulation of momentum and energy transfer in a porous medium

Yousheng Xu, Yang Liu, Guoxiang Huang

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The fluid flow and heat transfer in porous media has wide applications in oil industry and air conditioning system. In this study the momentum and energy transport processes in a porous medium are numerically simulated. The Brinkman-Forchheimer-extended Darcy equations and energy equation are solved using single lattice-Boltzmann method (LBM). As a first attempt, a benchmark problem is studied, i.e., momentum and energy transfer in a rectangular enclosure with differentially heated vertical walls. The effect of permeability on the critical Rayleigh numbers, the temperature distribution and flow field is discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1531-1534
Number of pages4
JournalModern Physics Letters B
Issue number28-29
Publication statusPublished - 20 Dec 2005


  • Lattice Boltzmann method
  • Momentum and energy transfer
  • Porous media

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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