The objective of this paper is to show numerical simulations of combustion of an air/methane mixture in porous materials. Here, a model that considers the intrapore levels of turbulent kinetic energy is used. Transport equations are written in their time-and-volume-averaged form and a volume-based statistical turbulence model is applied to simulate turbulence generation due to the porous matrix. Different thermo-mechanical models are compared, namely Laminar, Laminar with Radiation Transport, Turbulent, Turbulent with Radiation Transport. Combustion is modeled via a unique simple closure. Results indicate that a substantially different temperature distribution is obtained depending on the model used. In addition, for high excess air, peak gas temperatures are reduced.

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