Reddy, M.J.V. and Emmanuel, B. (2002) Monto carlo simulation of percolation in porous media: global and local levels of flooding. Transactions of the SAEST, 37 (03). pp. 141-144.

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Permeation of fluids (electrolytes and gases) in porous materials in batteries, fuel cells and several other electrochemical systems. In this paper, we present an elegant Monte Carlo algorithm for simulating such percolation phenomena and it is used to compute global and local levels of flooding as a function of depth. Depth profiling can be a valuable tool in studying the wettability and the flooding characteristics of porous electrodes in batteries and fuel cells and for probing the permeability of corrosive agents (such as chloride-bearing water) in concretes. It will also help in their optimal design for specific applications, since the percolation model parameter p is directly relatable to the experimental variables such as the pore-size distribution, the solid/gas and solid/liquid interfacial tensions and the pressure diffrence across the porous matrix

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Percolation; Porous media; Monte carlo simulation; Depth profiling
Subjects: Electrodics and Electrocatalysis
Depositing User: ttbdu cecri
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2012 10:31
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2012 10:31

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