Emerging Technologies and Techniques in Porous Media / Edition 1

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The study of heat and fluid flow in fluid-saturated porous media is applicable in a very wide range of fields, with practical applications in modern industry and environmental areas, such as nuclear waste management, the construction of thermal insulators, geothermal power, grain storage and many more. The vast amount of theoretical and experimental work reported has attracted the attention of industrialists, engineers, applied mathematicians, chemical, civil, environmental, mechanical and nuclear engineers, physicists, food scientists, medical researchers, etc. This book covers the full range of theoretical, computational and experimental approaches to the subject, grouped into reviews of: fundamentals, stability, anisotropy, permeability and non-equilibrium, applications, and experimental porous media.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402018732
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 2/29/2004
  • Series: Nato Science Series II: (closed) , #134
  • Edition description: 2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 507
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 1.19 (d)

Table of Contents

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1 Governing equations for laminar flows through porous media 1
2 Fundamentals of scale analysis, heatline visualization, and the intersection of asymptotes 13
3 Modeling the flow through porous media 25
4 Techniques for solving the boundary-layer equations 43
5 Some boundary-layer problems in convective flow in porous media 65
6 Compressible fluid dynamics in porous media by the boundary element method 93
7 Laplacian decomposition of steady free convection in porous media 119
8 Genetic algorithms and their application to the identification of hydraulic properties of rocks 131
9 Turbulent heat and mass transfer in porous media 157
10 The mixed convection number for porous media flow 169
11 Sidewall heating in shallow cavities near the density maximum 183
12 Active control of the onset of convection in porous medium by mechanical vibration 195
13 Onset of oscillatory and stationary double-diffusive convection within a tilted porous enclosure 209
14 On stability analysis of Soret convection within a horizontal porous layer 221
15 Nonlinear vortex instabilities in free convective boundary layers in porous media 235
16 Thermal non-equilibrium free convection in a cavity filled with a non-Darcy porous medium 247
17 Entropy generation for free and forced convection in a porous cavity and a porous channel 259
18 Natural convection in anisotropic heterogeneous porous medium 271
19 Effects of anisotropy on convection in horizontal and inclined porous layers 285
20 Contribution of the thermal and molecular diffusion to convection in a vertical porous cavity 307
21 Towards a physically based theory of high-concentration-gradient dispersion in porous media 321
22 Designed porous media 337
23 Modeling single-phase flows in micro heat exchangers 351
24 Axial and radial porous burners 367
25 A porous medium model to investigate the red cell distribution effect on alveolar respiration 381
26 Ionic contamination and decontamination of porous media 409
27 Porous media and filtration 419
28 Experimental study of forced convection through microporous enhanced heat sinks 433
29 Two- and three-fluid retention in a porous medium for toluene by gamma-ray attenuation 453
30 Thermodynamics of fluids in mesoporous media 465
31 Expansion scaling and elastic moduli of gas-fluidized magnetizable beds 477
32 Porous media theory as basis for model of fouling layers formation in heat exchangers 491
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