A Theoretical model with experimental verification to predict hydrodynamics of foams

Hooman, K. and Dukhan, N. (2013) A Theoretical model with experimental verification to predict hydrodynamics of foams. Transport in Porous Media, 100 3: 393-406. doi:10.1007/s11242-013-0222-2


Author Hooman, K.
Dukhan, N.
Title A Theoretical model with experimental verification to predict hydrodynamics of foams
Journal name Transport in Porous Media   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0169-3913
1573-1634
Publication date 2013
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s11242-013-0222-2
Volume 100
Issue 3
Start page 393
End page 406
Total pages 14
Place of publication Dordrecht, The Netherlands
Publisher Springer Netherlands
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Subject 1500 Chemical Engineering
1503 Business and Management
Abstract An experimentally validated theoretical model, based on hydraulic resistance network and scale analysis at the pore level, is developed to predict the pressure drop for flow through foams. The complex microstructure of the foams is modeled as a matrix of interconnected solid ligaments forming simple cubic arrays of cylinders. New correlations for permeability and form drag (inertia) coefficient are presented as functions of the mean pore and ligament diameter as well as the foam porosity. The present model makes it possible to conduct parametric studies. Results obtained from the proposed model are successfully compared with our experimental data as well those found in the literature to observe good agreement.
Keyword Form drag
Metal foams
Parametric study
Permeability
Pressure drop
Theoretical
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: School of Mechanical & Mining Engineering Publications
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