Computational high-throughput screening of fluid permeability in heterogeneous fiber materials
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2016

We explore computational high-throughput screening as a design strategy for heterogeneous, isotropic fiber materials. Fluid permeability, a key property in the design of soft porous materials, is systematically studied using a multi-scale lattice Boltzmann framework. After characterizing microscopic permeability as a function of solid volume fraction in the microstructure, we perform high-throughput computational screening of in excess of 35 000 macrostructures consisting of a continuous bulk interrupted by spherical/elliptical domains with either lower or higher microscopic permeability (hence with two distinct microscopic solid volume fractions and therefore two distinct microscopic permeabilities) to assess which parameters determine macroscopic permeability for a fixed average solid volume fraction. We conclude that the fractions of bulk and domains and the distribution of solid volume fraction between them are the primary determinants of macroscopic permeability, and that a substantial increase in permeability compared to the corresponding homogenous material is attainable.

materials design

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diffusion

1994

simulation

Materials Science

lattice boltzmann method

powder technology

data

fibrous porous-media

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filters

p191

Chemistry

Polymer Science

Physics

v80

filtration

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Författare

Magnus Röding

Chalmers University of Technology

University College London (UCL)

Swedish Institute for Food and Biotechnology

Erich Schuster

Swedish Institute for Food and Biotechnology

Chalmers University of Technology

Katarina Logg

Göteborgs universitet

SuMo Biomaterials

Malin Lundman

SCA Hygiene Products AB

Chalmers University of Technology

Per Bergström

Chalmers University of Technology

SCA Hygiene Products AB

Charlotta Hanson

Chalmers University of Technology

SCA Hygiene Products AB

Tobias Gebäck

Chalmers, Matematiska vetenskaper, Matematik

Göteborgs universitet

SuMo Biomaterials

Niklas Lorén

SuMo Biomaterials

Chalmers, Fysik, Eva Olsson Group

Soft Matter

1744-683X (ISSN) 1744-6848 (eISSN)

Vol. 12 6293-6299

Ämneskategorier

Textil-, gummi- och polymermaterial

Styrkeområden

Materialvetenskap

DOI

10.1039/c6sm01213b

PubMed

27367292