Graphical Analysis of Fluid Flow Through Polymeric Complex Structures Using Multi-scale Simulations

  • Estela Mayoral-VillaEmail author
  • Mario A. Rodríguez-Meza
  • Jaime Klapp
  • Eduardo de la Cruz-Sánchez
  • César Ruiz-Ferrel
  • Aaron Gómez-Villanueva
Conference paper
Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)


Efficient and detailed visualization of fluid flow simulations through complex meso-porous structures are fundamental for many applications in different areas such as medicine, biotechnology, oil recovery procedures, industry applications, environmental science and design of new intelligent and efficient meso-porous materials. Here we present the visual results of polymeric fluid flow through different complex porous media using multi-scale simulations performed over graphical processors (GPU’s). A Lagrangian numerical model known as Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) was used in order to simulate the flow through complex structures taken from real images or from other simulations which represents different porous media. Performance of the model and its visualization were analyzed for a regular and also for an irregular three-dimensional array of solid spheres that represents a porous media with different polymeric fluids. The comprehensive examination of different sections in the system help us to analyze in an improved way the dynamical behavior of fluids through sophisticated structures. Micro-channels built via mesoscopic Dissipative Particle Dynamics (DPD) simulations were also introduced with great detail and the flow through these micro-porous structures was analyzed in order to understand microvascular turbulent fluid flow. Detailed visualization in real time could be used not only to help in the study of different systems but also to obtain amazing images that would be impossible to achieve by other techniques, here we present some of this beautiful pictures.


Porous Medium Smooth Particle Hydrodynamic Smooth Particle Hydrodynamic Dissipative Particle Dynamics Dissipative Force 
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This work has been partially supported by the Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología of Mexico (CONACyT) under the project CONACyT-EDOMEX-2011-C01-165873.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Estela Mayoral-Villa
    • 1
    Email author
  • Mario A. Rodríguez-Meza
    • 1
  • Jaime Klapp
    • 1
    • 2
  • Eduardo de la Cruz-Sánchez
    • 1
  • César Ruiz-Ferrel
    • 3
  • Aaron Gómez-Villanueva
    • 4
  1. 1.Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones NuclearesCarretera México-Toluca S/N, La MarquesaEstado de MexicoMexico
  2. 2.Departamento de MatemáticasCinvestav del I.P.N.MexicoMexico
  3. 3.Universidad Tecnológica del Valle de TolucaCarretera del Departamento del D.F. km 7.5LermaMexico
  4. 4.Instituto Tecnolgico de TolucaAvenida Tecnolgico S/N Fraccionamiento la VirgenMetepecMexico

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