||April 26, 2001 12:18
Re: porous media
A porous medium should work for you. First, you need to determine the permeability (a measure of free area) and inertial resistance factor for the medium from your pressure loss data. Check the FLUENT docs for the format of the additional sink term on the momentum equation. Second, just create a separate fluid region in Gambit. Once you import the mesh to FLUENT, you can define the fluid region as a porous medium through the boundary conditions tab.