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dc.contributor.authorBanete, Olimpia-
dc.description.abstractI 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.en_CA
dc.publisherLaurentian University of Sudburyen_CA
dc.subjectBoltzmann methoden_CA
dc.subjectporous mediaen_CA
dc.subjectfluid flow modelen_CA
dc.subjectheat transfer modelen_CA
dc.subjectMATLAB softwareen_CA
dc.subjectLBM modelen_CA
dc.titleTowards modeling heat transfer using a lattice boltzmann method for porous mediaen_CA
dc.description.degreeMaster's Thesisen_CA
dc.publisher.grantorLaurentian University of Sudburyen_CA
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