Fluid Flow In A Channel Partially Filled With Porous Material
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M. Hriberšek, R. Jecl & L Škerget
The paper deals with computation of flows in domains partially filled with porous material. The aim of the research is to investigate the influence of porous domains with relatively high values of permeability on the flow field inside a narrow channel. Boundary-domain integral method is used to solve the resulting Navier-Stokes equations, where for porous domain Brinkman extension to Darcy model is applied. As a test case a narrow channel with a porous domain of half the width of the channel is computed. Influence of different values of permeability of the porous medium on flow characteristics is studied.