Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Towards modeling heat transfer using a lattice boltzmann method for porous media
Authors: Banete, Olimpia
Keywords: Boltzmann method;porous media;fluid flow model;heat transfer model;MATLAB software;LBM model
Issue Date: 16-May-2014
Publisher: Laurentian University of Sudbury
Abstract: I present in this thesis a fluid flow and heat transfer model for porous media using the lattice Boltzmann method (LBM). A computer simulation of this process has been developed and it is written using MATLAB software. The simulation code is based on a two dimensional model, D2Q9. Three physical experiments were designed to prove the simulation model through comparision with numerical results. In the experiments, physical properties of the air flow and the porous media were used as input for the computer model. The study results are not conclusive but show that the LBM model may become a reliable tool for the simulation of natural convection heat transfer in porous media. Simulations leading to improved understanding of the processes of air flow and heat transfer in porous media may be important into improving the efficiency of methods of air heating or cooling by passing air through fragmented rock.
Appears in Collections:Master's Theses
Natural Resources Engineering - Master's Theses

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
Banete_Banete_Master_Thesis.pdf7.86 MBAdobe PDFThumbnail

Items in LU|ZONE|UL are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.