A numerical analysis of mixing and separating of Newtonian fluids in a channel filled with porous material

  • Rahim Bux Khokhar Department of Basic Science and Related Studies, Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro, Pakistan
  • Afaque Ahmed Bhutto Department of Basic Science and Related Studies, The University of Larkano, Pakistan
  • Iftikhar Ahmed Bhutto Department of Mathematics, Sukkur Institute of Business Administration University, Kandhkot campus Pakistan
  • Fozia Shaikh Department of Basic Science and Related Studies, Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro, Pakistan
  • Kamran Nazeer Memon Department of Mathematics, Quaid-e-Awam University of Engineering, Science and Technology, Nawab shah, Pakistan
  • Prem Kumar Department of Basic Science and Related Studies, Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro, Pakistan

Abstract

Fluid flow through porous media in intricate geometries has been a fascinating and challenging area of study in applied mathematics and engineering. This area has immense significance in several sectors, such as petroleum, food processing, pharmaceuticals, groundwater flow, and nuclear reactors. This research investigates the behaviour of Newtonian fluids in a conduit filled with a permeable medium under combing and separating stream configurations. The finite element method with the Taylor-Galerkin/Pressure-Correction method is applied in the present study. The stream consists of two reversible setups and two unidirectional streams of linear fluids within a channel filled with porous materials, featuring a sudden gap. To obtain steady solutions, a time-dependent numerical approach is employed. The study examines the effect of intensifying inertia, porosity, and variations in flow rates.

Published
Apr 6, 2024
How to Cite
KHOKHAR, Rahim Bux et al. A numerical analysis of mixing and separating of Newtonian fluids in a channel filled with porous material. Mehran University Research Journal of Engineering and Technology, [S.l.], v. 43, n. 2, p. 46-64, apr. 2024. ISSN 2413-7219. Available at: <https://publications.muet.edu.pk/index.php/muetrj/article/view/2955>. Date accessed: 24 may 2024. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.22581/muet1982.2955.
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