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Porous Medium parameters do not affect the result.

Question asked by Thomas Williams on Jan 19, 2015
Latest reply on Jan 27, 2015 by Jared Conway

I have a rather detailed diffuser that is time consuming in large assemblies. (18" diameter rolled tube, 100 plus quantity of 1.25" diameter holes).  I would like to replace it with a Porous medium because there are multiples in the Actual assembly to test.  However, when I isolate the Diffuser to get a pressure drop and use that information in the Porous Medium, the overall result in simulation with porous medium is 18% different.  I have varied the Porosity (from 0.1 to 0.7), and the table values (20 to 200%, as well as using mass flow rate and volume flow rate) and there is almost no change in the Porous Medium effect. What am I doing wrong?

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One of the trial data sets:

 

Porous Media Inputs: Original Pressure but porosity of 0.1
ft/sft^3/minBP
000Pa
10010602.87549.57Pa
20021205.75208.07

Pa

 

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