Porous Media

Flow in porous media

Transport and flow phenomena in porous media occur in various fields of science and engineering, ranging from agricultural, biomedical, chemical and petroleum engineering to soil sciences. Despite the huge interest on this topic, relations between flow and transport properties of porous media and the corresponding microstructure are not fully understood.

We analyze flow and transport properties of microfluidic porous PDMS structures, with full knowledge of the microstructure and real space visualization of fluid flow and particle transport.

Particle trajectories through a random structure of overlapping circles.

Direct Relations between Morphology and Transport in Boolean Models
Christian Scholz, Frank Wirner, Michael Klatt, Daniel Hirneise, Gerd E. Schröder-Turk, Klaus Mecke, and Clemens Bechinger
Phys. Rev. E 92, 043023 (2015)
Periodic average structures of colloidal quasicrystals
Lamiss Zaidouny, Thomas Bohlein, Johannes Roth, and Clemens Bechinger
Soft Matter 10 (43), 8705-8710 (2014)
Geometrical interpretation of long-time tails of first-passage time distributions in porous media with stagnant parts
Frank Wirner, Christian Scholz, and Clemens Bechinger
Phys. Rev. E. 90, 013025 (2014)
Permeability of porous materials determined from the Euler characteristic
Christian Scholz, Frank Wirner, Jan Götz, Ulrich Rüde, Gerd E. Schröder-Turk, Klaus Mecke, and Clemens Bechinger
Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 264504 (2012)
Measurement of permeability of microfluidic porous media with finite-sized colloidal tracers
Christian Scholz, Frank Wirner, Yujie Li, and Clemens Bechinger
Experiments in Fluids 53, 1327 - 1333 (2012)