A model for a continuum gas flowing through a porous matrix is proposed where the gas kinetics is governed by the Boltzmann equation and the solid phase by the energy equation. In the Boltzmann equation the integral relative to the gas-solid collisions is evaluated as for the collisions of hard spheres molecules against much heavier and longer straight particles (Lebowitz model of a sticks gas), randomly distributed in space according to a Maxwellian function with zero mean velocity. The mean flow is one-dimensional but the molecules are free to move in all three space dimensions. In the continuum limit, the moments of the Boltzmann equation provide the mass continuity, energy and momentum equations, the last one expressing the Darcy law for a compressible gas. The transport coefficients are analytically evaluated and a few examples are dealt with.
A model for the compressible flow through a porous medium / DE SOCIO, Luciano; Ianiro, Nicoletta; Marino, Luca. - In: MATHEMATICAL MODELS AND METHODS IN APPLIED SCIENCES. - ISSN 0218-2025. - STAMPA. - 11:7(2001), pp. 1273-1283. [10.1142/s021820250100132x]