Numerical simulation of salt finger convection in porous media

Ying Ying Luo, Jie Min Zhan, Yok Sheung Li

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The dual-mesh hybrid numerical method is used to investigate the salt finger convection, as well as the heat and mass transfer, in saturated porous media. It is found that at low normalized porosity of porous media, saline diffusion is much faster than thermal diffusion. The fingers grow straightly to the top and bottom walls, which would lessen the saline gradient of stratified system. Also, it is indicated that the hybrid method is perfect for dealing with small scale convection in porous media because of its great veracity, efficiency and stability.
Original languageChinese (Simplified)
Pages (from-to)2306-2313
Number of pages8
JournalWuli Xuebao/Acta Physica Sinica
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2008


  • Double diffusive convection
  • Porous media
  • Salt finger

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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