POROUS MEDIA

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 April 4, 2006, 15:49 POROUS MEDIA #1 Sean Cody Guest   Posts: n/a Trying to simulate porous media (screen over a pipe inlet). I specify porous jump in gambit for face i want to be porous media but when importing mesh to fluent it says it cannot be porous because "there is only one adjacent cell thread"...also mentions that it is an inappropriate zone type for one sided face...how do i make a double sided face? Any help would be great. Sean

 April 5, 2006, 02:59 Re: POROUS MEDIA #2 Ralf Schmidt Guest   Posts: n/a When creating the geometry, take a good care, that the face is connected to BOTH volumes!!! Sometimes it happens, that there are two volumes touching each other but are not connected. The faces may have the same positions, but are not the same. "how do i make a double sided face?" - Try to use the "connect" button - it looks like a plug. That can connect the faces from both volumes that touch each other. Ralf

 April 5, 2006, 06:18 Re: POROUS MEDIA #3 spepsicho Guest   Posts: n/a there is a big difference between porous media et porous jump: porous media must be a fluid type zone (with 3D cells) whereas porous jump is just un 0-thickness face, like interior or radiator. maybe that's your problem...

 April 5, 2006, 08:08 Re: POROUS MEDIA #4 Ernest Bertrand Guest   Posts: n/a If you trying to model a screen over a pipe inlet, you probably need an "inlet vent".

 April 5, 2006, 18:22 Re: POROUS MEDIA #5 Marijo Guest   Posts: n/a If you have 2d model do this: - for porous jump you need two faces where porous jump is a line between the two faces,specify this line to be porous jump in GAMBIT - for porous media you have to create a face which will be the screen.Then specify that face to be fluid zone in GAMBIT, and in Fluent you'll specify to be porous zone. If you have 3D model let me know and I'll write you back. Marijo

May 4, 2012, 09:40
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I know this thread is rather old...but am having difficulty also understanding the porous jump - at least this is what I believe I need...I am trying to simulate flow through a wind tunnel test section which has a partially inserted wire screen in it. I am at the moment simplifying to a 2D model, so I have something that looks like this (see attached scrnshot, flow right to left).

My problem is also with meshing and specifiying the BC...I tried modelling the screen as a very thin face (so i gave it a thickness in Gambit of 1mm) -here I had problems when meshing, the faces were not connected properly, I also then tried connecting them, but failed aswell...

I feel I am missing out on a rly simple fix and idea...Can anyone enlighten?

Thanks alot!!
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 May 4, 2012, 09:45 #7 New Member   Daniel Join Date: Dec 2011 Posts: 14 Rep Power: 14 Btw, in the screenshot I posted, the red line at the lower right corner is actually the very thin face representing the screen.... Thanks!

 May 14, 2012, 09:23 #8 New Member   karthik Join Date: Oct 2010 Posts: 14 Rep Power: 15 Hi Fadiga, try heal your faces, that might allow the model to work properly...I am not the most experienced gambit user though so might be wrong

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 Originally Posted by Marijo ;130996 If you have 2d model do this: - for porous jump you need two faces where porous jump is a line between the two faces,specify this line to be porous jump in GAMBIT - for porous media you have to create a face which will be the screen.Then specify that face to be fluid zone in GAMBIT, and in Fluent you'll specify to be porous zone. If you have 3D model let me know and I'll write you back. Marijo
I am modelling a tube through which mixture of air and water passes and there is an air permeable membrane around the internal wall of the tube which is permeable to air only. I should model this as VOF in Fluent.

First, I need to set this wall boundary as Porous Jump in Gambit. I did the following steps in Gambit and when importing the mesh into Fluent, I got the Error Message : "Cannot change porous to porous-jump because there is only one adjacent cell thread".

1) created a cylinder as volume
2) meshed it
3) set the boundaries as inflow, outflow, and porous jump (for the face around the cylinder)
4) set one fluid zone for the entire volume
5) export the mesh to Fluent

I was wondering if you could help me define this problem? Much appriciated!

Thanks,
Leram

Last edited by Leram; March 7, 2013 at 00:44.