The course is offered both for UU and TU/e students in the UU C timeslot, that matches with the E timeslot at TU/e (Tuesday afternoon and Thursday morning). |
After completion of this course students are able to:
The transferable skills in this course are cooperation, presenting and writing skills.
- on the topic of structure and origin of porous media
- identify porous media in geological, biological and chemical systems and name examples for each system.
- understand the key properties of porous media, for example with respect to Hooke and Biot.
- on the topic of molecular and single phase flow
- explain in undergraduate physics term the concepts of viscosity, wetting and capillarity to peers and examinars.
- go from tube bundles to Darcy, using a formula sheet.
- solve practical exercises in the HH book
- on the topic of multiphase flow
- understand Richards’ equation for absorption.
- explain the relation between microscopic structure and macroscopic suction.
- solve exercises on liquid absorption in 1D
- read diagrams on relative permeability and residual saturation and understand how they are constructed.
- on the topic of processes, i.e. chemical reaction, diffusion, dispersion and absorption
- describe real life examples about how the processes affect porous structures and flow and prioritize these effects.
In this course students will explore the basic principles of flow in geological and technological systems. The course gives an overview of the fundamentals and applications of porous or permeable media flow such as groundwater remediation, oil and gas production, blood flow in medical tissues and geothermal energy, based on the fundamentals of mass, momentum and chemical reactions. Both analytical and numerical techniques will be discussed and an overview of experimental approaches will be given.|
The topics that will be covered are:
Topic integration and application will be done in experimenting and in a case study (group assignment). For this group assignment, students can choose cases from a list, containing subjects like CO2 storage, geothermics, salt weathering in cultural heritage, clean drinking water, catalysis and membranes.
- Structure and origin of porous media
- Single phase flow (with applications in oil industry for example)
- Multi phase flow (with applications in (sound) absorbing flexible materials, dual porosity, dual permeability
- Chemical reactions. diffusion, dispersion and absorption (with applications in groundwater remediation for example)