direction vector in porous media
Hello,
I was wondering if someone could clarify what exactly the direction vector is in the porous media panel. Is it the direction of the medium with respect to the principal axes of my coordinate system? And does it have anything to do with the viscous coefficient? Thanks in advance, luise 
Re: direction vector in porous media
Hi
The directions you specify in this panel are used to specify the directions of the viscous and inertial resistences. So if say the flow within the porous medium is in the x direction of your domain, and you know the resistences in that direction, you should specify the direction vector accourdingly. Regards 
Re: direction vector in porous media
Thanks AAA! I really appreciate your promt reply!
Well my model is 2d and i have flow in both directions. I know that the viscous resistance in the ydirection is 10 times larger than that in the xdirection.so does this mean that I have to set X=0.1 and Y=1 ?? (I do not have inertial resestance as my flow is laminar) regards, Luise 
Re: direction vector in porous media
I dont think so, that only sign of vector not quantity or scalar. You should check the constant value for inertial and viscous value, better u make experimental or test

Re: direction vector in porous media
As I get it the X and Y values are used to define the vector and not 'portion' of viscous resistance in each direction, right?
best, luise 
Re: direction vector in porous media
Hi Luise,
The direction vectiors are only for specifying directions, not resistance magnitudes. 
Re: direction vector in porous media
Right Luise, it is only direction, see user manual to find methode to calculated inertial resistance and viscous resistance, if u dont perform test on your porous media, using Van Winkle equation, but the most accurate to perform field test so u know the characteristic of your porous. In Convert field test result constant value (viscous and inertial constant) see FAQ in this site
i hope it could help 
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