A smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH) model is presented for the study of diffusion in spatially periodic porous media. The method of SPH is formulated to solve the convection-diffusion equation for tracer diffusion under steady state and transient conditions. Solutions obtained using SPH are compared with other available solutions and the model is used to calculate diffusion coefficients of spatially periodic porous media for the steady state diffusion problem. Diffusion coefficients are then used to calculate nondimensional diffusivities of the media. The effects of media properties on the values of nondimensional diffusivity are also presented.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Chemical Engineering(all)