Ultrasonic effects on water flow through porous media

Jeehyeong Khim, Seungmin Na, Sung Jae Yang, Young Uk Kim

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This paper presents the results of laboratory tests conducted to investigate ultrasonically enhanced flow rates using specially designed and fabricated equations and equipment. The influencing factors (αi) which indicated the effectiveness of ultrasound were verified for their effect on a soil matrix with flowing liquid. The test conditions involved various soil types, head losses and ultrasonic energies. Results revealed that ultrasound significantly enhanced flow rates; however, the degree of enhancement and values of the influencing factors varied over the test conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)146-152
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Offshore and Polar Engineering
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jun


  • Enhancement
  • Flow rate
  • Influencing factor
  • Porous media
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering


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