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Old   August 30, 2006, 12:38
Default Flow through porous medium
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Kiran AS
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I am new to CFD and was determining if Fluent package could model the following -

Moisture inside a porous medium vaporizes due to application of heat and further travels in the z direction. From my initial search I found that the user defined functions in Fluent can be used to model the porous medium. Is there a better way than this or a better software package specifically for porous medium.

Appreciate your help.

Kiran.

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Old   August 31, 2006, 08:12
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Andrew Hayes
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Fluent has its own Porous Media model, but you have to know all the inputs to use it. This requires lab data to know the inertia and permeability. A UDF could do it as well, but you have to write that yourself.
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