Asian Journal of Science and Applied Technology (AJSAT)
Road Vehicular Traffic (RVT) Model Analogy with Diffusion through Porous Skin/Hide/Leather Media: Possible SolutionsAuthor : Venkatasubramanian Sivakumar
Volume 4 No.2 July-December 2015 pp 11-14.
There is a growing demand for finding solutions for transport processes. Skin/hide/leather (S/H/L) is a unique porous material arranged in a three dimensional weave pattern. Leather processing involves diffusion of various chemicals through the pores of the hide/skin/leather matrix. Since most of the unit operations in leather processing are diffusion controlled, diffusion plays a vital role in leather making. It is very important to have insight into diffusion in porous materials like S/H/L which is a micro level phenomenon. Hence comparison of diffusion through skin or leather with macro level transport processes such as road vehicular movement can be made as an analogy for better understanding and also attempt to find solution for both the processes. In the present paper diffusion pattern of molecules/substances through the S/H/L matrix has been compared as ‘Road Vehicular Traffic (RVT) Model’. The parameters such as speed, pattern and path of a vehicle has been considered when it travels in a traffic packed road. Analogy between traffic movements and diffusion through S/H/L matrix has been proposed.