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Flow Simulation: Defining porour media

Question asked by Isaac Johnson on Oct 22, 2012
Latest reply on Dec 6, 2012 by Sai Praneeth Gunturu

I'm using Solidworks 2012 Flow Simulation in order to model air flow through a pleated paper filter.

 

Does the geometry of the porous media in my model need to match the geometry I input to define the porous media in the engineering database (length and area)?

 

For instance: When modeling a filter, do I need to model each individual pleat, or can I use a simple rectangle but change the definition of the porous media in the engineering database (the length and area) to reflected a thin pleated surface? (I have necessary data to define pressure drop as a function of mass flow rate).

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