Ben Floan

Orthotropic Porous Media

Discussion created by Ben Floan on Oct 20, 2008
Latest reply on Mar 13, 2009 by guilherme silva
Does anyone have experience with validating orthotropic porous media in FloWorks? I believe it is possible to use orthotropic or axisymmetrical porous media to model shell tube bundle pressure drop.

However, I have been experimenting with the porous media option and note that it does not seem to behave as I would expect. In other words, set constants A & B and change porosity for a given model which impacts velocity. Since resistance is directly related to velocity dp/dx = AV^2 + BV I would expect higher pressure drop with increasing velocity, but this is not what I am seeing??