Numerical simulation of combined mixing and separating flow in channel filled with porous media
Various flow bifurcations are investigated for two dimensional combined mixing and separating geometry. These consist of two reversed channel flows interacting through a gap in the common separating wall filled with porous media of Newtonian fluids and other with unidirectional fluid flows. The Steady solutions are obtained through an unsteady finite element approach that employs a Taylor-Galerkin/pressure-correction scheme. The influence of increasing inertia on flow rates are all studied. Close agreement is attained with numerical data in the porous channels for Newtonian fluids.