Seminar Series

Direct comparison between MRV data and numerical solutions of low Re flow through porous media


Master Student Sam Flint


Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Canterbury

Time & Place

Mon, 09 Aug 2021 14:40:00 NZST in E12, Engineering Core


Porous media (PM) is a medium that consists of solid space and free volume of which fluids can pass through. Primarily when considering PM, people are interested in the bulk flow characteristics and ignore the inner or local flow characteristics. A reason for this could be the high variability of inner geometry in PM which leads to a lot of variance when testing different samples of the same media and scans of the medium may be required to identify the inner pathways. For this project, 3d printed PM is to be used such that the geometry can be defined for simpler analysis.
Magnetic Resonance Velocimetry (MRV) is being used on this project to visualise the flow. The flow through this simple PM is being modelled and then compared to these MRV scans. Once this model is made, the geometry can be expanded to incorporate other features and investigate their interactions. This talk aims to introduce this project and share the current progress at hand.


Seminar-Sam Flint

Supervisor: Associate Prof Sid Becker