Journal of Statistical Physics

, Volume 63, Issue 1–2, pp 405–409 | Cite as

Simulation of flow through a two-dimensional random porous medium

  • U. Brosa
  • D. Stauffer
Short Communications


The cellular automata approximation of two-dimensional hydrodynamics is used to model flow between randomly placed, partially overlapping circles. The flow resistance is first roughly proportional to the number of circles and then increases more strongly for higher numbers of such obstacles.

Key words

Cellular automata hydrodynamics porous media 


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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • U. Brosa
    • 1
  • D. Stauffer
    • 1
  1. 1.HLRZcf. KFAJülich 1Germany

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