Volume 18, Issue 3
Direct Numerical Simulation of an Open-Cell Metallic Foam Through Lattice Boltzmann Method

Daniele Chiappini, Gino Bella, Alessio Festuccia & Alessandro Simoncini

Commun. Comput. Phys., 18 (2015), pp. 707-722.

Published online: 2019-12

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  • Abstract

In this paper Lattice Boltzmann Method (LBM) has been used in order to perform Direct Numerical Simulation (DNS) for porous media analysis. Among the different configurations of porous media, open cell metallic foams are gaining a key role for a large number of applications, like heat exchangers for high performance cars or aeronautic components as well. Their structure allows improving heat transfer process with fruitful advantages for packaging issues and size reduction. In order to better understand metallic foam capabilities, a random sphere generation code has been implemented and fluid-dynamic simulations have been carried out by means of a kinetic approach. After having defined a computational domain, the Reynolds number influence has been studied with the aim of characterizing both pressure drop and friction factor throughout a finite foam volume. In order to validate the proposed model, a comparison analysis with experimental data has been carried out too.

  • Keywords

LBM, DNS, porous media simulation, metallic foam characterization.

  • AMS Subject Headings

47.11.-j, 47.11.Qr, 47.15.Rq, 47.56.+r

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daniele.chiappini@unicusano.it (Daniele Chiappini)

bella@uniroma2.it (Gino Bella)

alessio.festuccia@gmail.com (Alessio Festuccia)

alessandrosimoncini@hotmail.it (Alessandro Simoncini)

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@Article{CiCP-18-707, author = {Chiappini , Daniele and Bella , Gino and Festuccia , Alessio and Simoncini , Alessandro }, title = {Direct Numerical Simulation of an Open-Cell Metallic Foam Through Lattice Boltzmann Method}, journal = {Communications in Computational Physics}, year = {2019}, volume = {18}, number = {3}, pages = {707--722}, abstract = {

In this paper Lattice Boltzmann Method (LBM) has been used in order to perform Direct Numerical Simulation (DNS) for porous media analysis. Among the different configurations of porous media, open cell metallic foams are gaining a key role for a large number of applications, like heat exchangers for high performance cars or aeronautic components as well. Their structure allows improving heat transfer process with fruitful advantages for packaging issues and size reduction. In order to better understand metallic foam capabilities, a random sphere generation code has been implemented and fluid-dynamic simulations have been carried out by means of a kinetic approach. After having defined a computational domain, the Reynolds number influence has been studied with the aim of characterizing both pressure drop and friction factor throughout a finite foam volume. In order to validate the proposed model, a comparison analysis with experimental data has been carried out too.

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TY - JOUR T1 - Direct Numerical Simulation of an Open-Cell Metallic Foam Through Lattice Boltzmann Method AU - Chiappini , Daniele AU - Bella , Gino AU - Festuccia , Alessio AU - Simoncini , Alessandro JO - Communications in Computational Physics VL - 3 SP - 707 EP - 722 PY - 2019 DA - 2019/12 SN - 18 DO - http://doi.org/10.4208/cicp.191114.270315a UR - https://global-sci.org/intro/article_detail/cicp/13536.html KW - LBM, DNS, porous media simulation, metallic foam characterization. AB -

In this paper Lattice Boltzmann Method (LBM) has been used in order to perform Direct Numerical Simulation (DNS) for porous media analysis. Among the different configurations of porous media, open cell metallic foams are gaining a key role for a large number of applications, like heat exchangers for high performance cars or aeronautic components as well. Their structure allows improving heat transfer process with fruitful advantages for packaging issues and size reduction. In order to better understand metallic foam capabilities, a random sphere generation code has been implemented and fluid-dynamic simulations have been carried out by means of a kinetic approach. After having defined a computational domain, the Reynolds number influence has been studied with the aim of characterizing both pressure drop and friction factor throughout a finite foam volume. In order to validate the proposed model, a comparison analysis with experimental data has been carried out too.

Daniele Chiappini, Gino Bella, Alessio Festuccia & Alessandro Simoncini. (2019). Direct Numerical Simulation of an Open-Cell Metallic Foam Through Lattice Boltzmann Method. Communications in Computational Physics. 18 (3). 707-722. doi:10.4208/cicp.191114.270315a
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