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Specific heat capacity of a porous medium

Question asked by Wendy Matthews on Jul 11, 2014
Latest reply on Jul 12, 2014 by Jared Conway

Hi,

 

I'm modeling air traveling through a porous medium (fragmented rock).

 

When I specify the specific heat capacity of the porous medium do I specify just the rock properties or Cp=(MrockCprock+MfluidCpfluid)/(Mrock + Mfluid). It wont make much differance for the plain air run (Cp=790, Cp=790.4) but when I introduce  humidity Cp would jump up to 815.25.

 

Thanks

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