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A determination of the effective viscosity for the Brinkman–Forchheimer flow model

  • R. C. Givler (a1) and S. A. Altobelli (a2)


The effective viscosity μe for the Brinkman–Forchheimer flow (BFF) model has been determined experimentally for steady flow through a wall-bounded porous medium. Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) techniques were used to measure non-invasively the ensemble-average velocity profile of water flowing through a tube filled with an open-cell rigid foam of high porosity (ϕ = 0.972). By comparing these data with the BFF model, for which all remaining parameters were measured independently, it was determined that μe = (7.5+3.4−2.4f, where μf was the viscosity of the fluid. The Reynolds number, based upon the square root of the permeability, was 17.



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A determination of the effective viscosity for the Brinkman–Forchheimer flow model

  • R. C. Givler (a1) and S. A. Altobelli (a2)


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