Effect of ultrasound on rate of flow through porous media

Young U. Kim, Sung Jae Yang, Jeehyeong Khim

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In this paper, we present the results of laboratory tests conducted to investigate ultrasonically enhanced flow rate using specially designed and fabricated equipment. The influencing factors αi·are verified to investigate the effect of ultrasound on a soil matrix and a flowing liquid. The conditions tested were soil type, temperature and ultrasonic energy. The test results indicate that ultrasound enhances flow rate significantly. The degree of enhancement and the values of influencing factors, αi, however, vary with test conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)L1482-L1484
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 2: Letters
Issue number11 B
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Nov 15


  • Flow rate
  • Hydraulic conductivity
  • Laboratory testing
  • Sandy soils
  • Stress waves
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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