J. Phys. II France
Volume 1, Numéro 2, February 1991
Page(s) 87 - 90
DOI: 10.1051/jp2:1991148
J. Phys. II France 1 (1991) 87-90

Effect of Finite Grain Size on the Simulation of Fluid Flow in Porous Media

G.A. Kohring

Institut für Theoretische Physik, Universität zu Köln, Zülpicherstraße 77, D-5000 Köln, F.R.G

(Received 13 December 1990, accepted 19 December 1990)

Effects caused by the necessarily finite grain size used in simulations of flow porous media are systematically studied in two dimensional hydrodynamic cellular automata with systems of up to 88 million sites. The permeability of the media, K, is found to be a function of the grain size, R, and an extrapolation to physically realistic grain sizes is given.

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