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Seepage induced consolidation in permeability measurements for porous media - a finite element investigation

Adam, Clayton J. & Loughran, Jeffrey G. (2004) Seepage induced consolidation in permeability measurements for porous media - a finite element investigation. Journal of Porous Media, 7(2), pp. 101-117.

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Abstract

This article reports a finite-element investigation of seepage-induced consolidation in permeability measurements for a fibroporous material, prepared sugar cane. The constituents of fibroporous prepared sugar cane allow macroscopic representation of the material using coupled solid-liquid finite-element formulations, where the intrinsic permeability of the solid matrix is defined as a function of void ratio. Simulation of experiment flow cell permeability measurements predicts significant seepage-induced consolidation and nonuniform void ration distribution in the cell, particularly at low compression ratios. Permeabilty values derived from flow cell experiments at low compression ratios may be up to four times lower than the actual permeability response.

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ID Code: 3710
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Access to the author-version is currently restricted pending permission from the publisher. For more information, please refer to the journal’s website (see hypertext link) or contact the author. Author contact details: c.adam@qut.edu.au
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Keywords: porous media, permeability, finite element, prepared sugarcane
DOI: 10.1615/JPorMedia.v7.i2.30
ISSN: 1091-028X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (091300) > Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified (091399)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 Begell House
Deposited On: 10 May 2007
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:04

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