Exact nonlinear solution for constant-rate expression from material of finite thickness Academic Article uri icon


  • AbstractWe present new exact solutions for the flow of liquid during constant-rate expression from a finite thickness of liquid-saturated porous material with nonlinear properties. By varying a single nonlinearity parameter and a dimensionless expression rate, we systematically investigate the effect of nonlinearity and of an impermeable barrier (e.g. a piston). We illustrate the water profile shape and the water ratio deficit at the expression surface (e.g. a filter membrane) as a function of time.

publication date

  • April 1992