Simulation of pore-scale fluid flow through glass beads using lattice boltzmann method

Wei Chen, Tong Qiu

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Abstract

Lattice Boltzmann (LB) method is a computational fluid dynamics method efficient in simulating fluid flow through complex geometries such as those of porous materials. A three dimensional LB model is developed for simulating fluid flow through loosely packed glass beads in this paper. Assemblage of the glass beads is modeled using PFC3D and the assemblage is converted into a binary image file to be used as an input for LB simulation. The numerically predicted relationship between the hydraulic gradient and discharge velocity is compared with constant head test results and excellent agreement is observed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGeoFlorida 2010
Subtitle of host publicationAdvances in Analysis, Modeling and Design - Proceedings of the GeoFlorida 2010 Conference
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages293-300
Number of pages8
Edition199
ISBN (Print)9780784410950
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010
EventGeoFlorida 2010: Advances in Analysis, Modeling and Design Conference - West Palm Beach, FL, United States
Duration: Feb 20 2010Feb 24 2010

Publication series

NameGeotechnical Special Publication
Number199
ISSN (Print)0895-0563

Other

OtherGeoFlorida 2010: Advances in Analysis, Modeling and Design Conference
CountryUnited States
CityWest Palm Beach, FL
Period2/20/102/24/10

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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