Estimating of Non-Darcy Flow Coefficient in Artificial Porous Media Academic Article uri icon


  • This study conducted a radial flow experiment to investigate the existence of non-Darcy flow and calculate the non-Darcy inertia coefficient; the experiment was performed on seven cylindrical perforated artificial porous media samples. Two hundred thirty-one runs were performed, and the pressure drop was reported. The non-Darcy coefficient was calculated and compared with available in the literature. The results showed that the non-Darcy coefficient decreased nonlinearly and converged on a value within a specific range as the permeability increased. Nonetheless, it was found that the non-Darcy flow exists even in the very low flow rate deployed in this study. In addition, it has been found that the non-Darcy effect is not due to turbulence but also the inertial effect. The existence of a non-Darcy flow was confirmed for all the investigated samples. The Forchheimer numbers for airflow at varied flow rates are determined using experimentally measured superficial velocity, permeability, and non-Darcy coefficient.

published proceedings

  • Energies

author list (cited authors)

  • Elsanoose, A., Abobaker, E., Khan, F., Rahman, M. A., Aborig, A., & Butt, S. D.

complete list of authors

  • Elsanoose, Abadelhalim||Abobaker, Ekhwaiter||Khan, Faisal||Rahman, Mohammad Azizur||Aborig, Amer||Butt, Stephen D

publication date

  • February 2022