fluid flow Porous Media

Numerical Modeling of Fluid Flow in Porous Media and in Driven Colloidal Suspensions

J. Harting, T. Zauner, R. Weber, R. Hilfer

in: High Performance Computing in Science and Engineering ’08
edited by: W. Nagel and D. Kröner and M. Resch
Springer, Berlin, 349 (2009)
ISBN: 978-3-540-88301-2

submitted on
Tuesday, July 1, 2008

This article summarizes some of our main efforts performed on the computing facilities provided by the high performance computing centers in Stuttgart and Karlsruhe. At first, large scale lattice Boltzmann simulations are utilized to support resolution dependent analysis of geometrical and transport properties of a porous sandstone model. The second part of this report focuses on Brownian dynamics simulations of optical tweezer experiments where a large colloidal particle is dragged through a polymer solution and a colloidal crystal. The aim of these simulations is to improve our understanding of structuring effects, jamming behavior and defect formation in such colloidal systems.

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