Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, 21st International Drying Symposium

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Lattice Boltzmann modeling and simulation of isothermal drying of capillary porous media
Githin Tom Zachariah, Debashis Panda, Vikranth Kumar Surasani

Last modified: 26-12-2018


Modeling of dring of capillary porous media is difficult due to the complex and coupled heat and mass transfer that occur at dynamic liquid-gas-sold interface. Thus far, drying was simulated using either continuum models or pore-network models, both of which have limitations. In this work, the Lattice Boltzmann Method (LBM) is used to simulate the drying in porous media. The LBM is ideal for such simulations as it can incorporate complex effects in a simple way to exhibit realistic fluid-gas interface during drying of capillary porous media.

Keywords: Lattice Boltzmann Method; Capillary Porous media; Drying, Pore Network.


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