We analyse a theory for thermal convection in a Darcy porous material where the skeletal structure is one with macropores, but also cracks or fissures, giving rise to a series of micropores. This is thus thermal convection in a bidisperse, or double porosity, porous body. The theory allows for non-equilibrium thermal conditions in that the temperature of the solid skeleton is allowed to be different from that of the fluid in the macro- or micropores. The model does, however, allow for independent velocities and pressures of the fluid in the macro- and micropores. The threshold for linear instability is shown to be the same as that for global nonlinear stability. This is a key result because it shows that one may employ linearized theory to ensure that the key physics of the thermal convection problem has been captured. It is important to realize that this has not been shown for other theories of bidisperse media where the temperatures in the macro- and micropores may be different. An analytical expression is obtained for the critical Rayleigh number and numerical results are presented employing realistic parameters for the physical values which arise.

Sharp Instability Estimates for Bidisperse Convection with Local Thermal Non-equilibrium / Franchi F.; Nibbi R.; Straughan B.. - In: TRANSPORT IN POROUS MEDIA. - ISSN 0169-3913. - STAMPA. - 151:(2024), pp. 193-211. [10.1007/s11242-023-02038-9]

Sharp Instability Estimates for Bidisperse Convection with Local Thermal Non-equilibrium

Franchi F.;Nibbi R.
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2024

Abstract

We analyse a theory for thermal convection in a Darcy porous material where the skeletal structure is one with macropores, but also cracks or fissures, giving rise to a series of micropores. This is thus thermal convection in a bidisperse, or double porosity, porous body. The theory allows for non-equilibrium thermal conditions in that the temperature of the solid skeleton is allowed to be different from that of the fluid in the macro- or micropores. The model does, however, allow for independent velocities and pressures of the fluid in the macro- and micropores. The threshold for linear instability is shown to be the same as that for global nonlinear stability. This is a key result because it shows that one may employ linearized theory to ensure that the key physics of the thermal convection problem has been captured. It is important to realize that this has not been shown for other theories of bidisperse media where the temperatures in the macro- and micropores may be different. An analytical expression is obtained for the critical Rayleigh number and numerical results are presented employing realistic parameters for the physical values which arise.
2024
Sharp Instability Estimates for Bidisperse Convection with Local Thermal Non-equilibrium / Franchi F.; Nibbi R.; Straughan B.. - In: TRANSPORT IN POROUS MEDIA. - ISSN 0169-3913. - STAMPA. - 151:(2024), pp. 193-211. [10.1007/s11242-023-02038-9]
Franchi F.; Nibbi R.; Straughan B.
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