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Experimental investigation of pore scale velocity within micro porous media

  • Author / Creator
    Sen, Debjyoti
  • An experimental technique to quantify velocity field at pore scale within micro porous media, formed by packing of micro glass spheres inside a glass micro-model, is presented. A scanning micro particle image velocimetry (µ-PIV) system is used to obtain two component two dimensional (2C2D) velocity field at two different measurement planes-one close to the glass wall and the other 100 µm below the glass surface. A combined PIV and particle tracking velocimetry (PTV) algorithm is used to quantify velocity within the micro-porous media. The probability density functions for axial and transverse velocity components at different Reynolds number are compared with available results in literature. The three component three dimensional (3C3D) velocity field is obtained by scanning through 100 µm inside the porous media. The pore scale velocity field obtained can provide insight to flow properties in micro-porous media and can be a powerful tool to validate existing numerical results

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  • Graduation date
    2011-11
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Science
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3688H
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
    English
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Master's
  • Department
    • Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Nobes, David S ( Mechanical Engineering)
    • Mitra, Sushanta K (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Thundat, Thomas (Chemical and Materials Engineering)
    • Flynn, Morris (Mechanical Engineering)