Pore-Scale Simulation of Fluid Flow and Mass Transport in Energy-Related Systems

Sorgulu F., Çakmak M. E.

TURKISH – GERMAN CONFERENCE ON ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES, Ankara, Turkey, 13 - 15 October 2014, pp.70-71

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Ankara
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.70-71
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The desire to improve efficiency of energy-related processes has been leading scientific community to understand micro scale processes affecting fluid flow and mass transport in porous media (one of the important parts of certain energy systems, such as batteries and fuel cells). Among the techniques used in elucidating pore(micro)-scale mechanisms, computational simulations allow researchers to collect data without destructing/invading the nature of media used/found in energy systems (e.g. batteries, fuel cells, geothermal energy production). With computational simulations it is very easy to model micro scale mechanisms that may have larger scale effects by developing a small representative model of the whole porous media. Thus, increasing the availability of different models representing the pore-scale mechanisms is very important, because these different models could enable researchers to choose the best model among the available ones that fits exactly to their special case. In the present study it is intended to develop new models representing fluid flow and mass transport in porous media by utilizing approaches from different science disciplines