Microstructure-based numerical modeling of the solid-fluid coupling interaction in acoustic foams

K. Gao, J.A.W. van Dommelen, P. Göransson, M.G.D. Geers

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In this paper, based on a representative volume element (RVE) and Slattery's averaging theorem, parameters of Biot's poroelastic equations for homogenous isotropic porous materials are obtained. According to Slattery's averaging theorem, the coupling terms, which describe the inertial effects and the viscous effects, are represented by an integral of the solid-fluid interaction force. This relation provides a new approach to obtain the parameters required in Biot's equations through a direct numerical simulation of the RVE. An example of a 2D RVE is given and simulations of sound propagation in an impedance tube with a foam are conducted using Biot's equations. It is shown that the numerical coupling mass obtained from this new approach behaves qualitatively the same as an associated phenomenological model.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPoromechanics V - Proceedings of the 5th Biot Conference on Poromechanics
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event5th Biot Conference on Poromechanics - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 10 Jul 201312 Jul 2013
Conference number: 5


Conference5th Biot Conference on Poromechanics
Abbreviated titleBIOT 2013
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