A framework for conducting pore network modeling simulations of multiphase transport in porous materials
Please cite as:
Gostick et al. "OpenPNM: a pore network modeling package." Computing in Science & Engineering 18, no. 4 (2016): 60-74. doi:10.1109/MCSE.2016.49
Overview of OpenPNM
OpenPNM is a comprehensive framework for performing pore network simulations of porous materials.
For more details about the package can be found in the on-line documentation
Installation and Requirements
OpenPNM can be installed from the Python Package Index using:
pip install openpnm
or from Anaconda Cloud using:
conda install -c conda-forge openpnm
or the source code can be downloaded from Github and installed by running:
pip install -e 'path/to/downloaded/files'
The advantage to installing from the source code is that you can edit the files and have access to your changes each time you import OpenPNM.
OpenPNM requires the Scipy Stack (Numpy, Scipy, Matplotlib, etc), which is most conveniently obtained by installing the Anaconda Distribution.
The following code block illustrates how to use OpenPNM to perform a mercury intrusion porosimetry simulation:
import openpnm as op pn = op.network.Cubic(shape=[10, 10, 10], spacing=0.0001) geo = op.geometry.StickAndBall(network=pn, pores=pn.Ps, throats=pn.Ts) Hg = op.phases.Mercury(network=pn) phys = op.physics.Standard(network=pn, phase=Hg, geometry=geo) mip = op.algorithms.Porosimetry(network=pn) mip.setup(phase=Hg) mip.set_inlets(pores=pn.pores(['left', 'right', 'top', 'bottom'])) mip.run()
The network can be visualized in
ParaView giving the following:
The drainage curve can be visualized with
mip.plot_intrusion_curve() giving something like this:
A collection of examples is available in the examples folder of this repository: Examples
The lead developer for this project is Prof. Jeff Gostick (email@example.com).
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