Fluid and flow problems in porous media have attracted the attention of industrialists, engineers and scientists from varying disciplines, such as chemical, environmental, and mechanical engineering, geothermal physics and food science. There has been a increasing interest in heat and fluid flows through porous media, making this book a timely and appropriate resource. Each chapter is systematically detailed to be easily grasped by a research worker with basic knowledge of fluid mechanics, heat transfer and computational and experimental methods. At the same time, the readers will be informed of the most recent research literature in the field, giving it dual usage as both a post-grad text book and professional reference. Written by the recent directors of the NATO Advanced Study Institute session on 'Emerging Technologies and Techniques in Porous Media' (June 2003), this book is a timely and essential reference for scientists and engineers within a variety of fields.


Mechanical and civil engineers, materials scientists and environmental engineers.

Table of Contents

Contents 1 The Double-Decomposition Concept for Turbulent Transport in Porous Media 1.1 Introduction 1.2 Instantaneous Local Transport Equations 1.3 Time- and Volume-Averaging Procedures 1.4 Time-Averaged Transport Equations 1.5 The Double-Decomposition Concept 1.5.1 Basic Relationships 1.6 Turbulent Transport 1.6.1 Momentum Equation 1.7 Heat Transfer 1.7.1 Governing Equations 1.7.2 Turbulent Thermal Dispersion 1.7.3 Local Thermal Equilibrium Hypothesis 1.7.4 Macroscopic Buoyancy Effects 1.8 Mass Transfer 1.8.1 Mean and Turbulent Fields 1.8.2 Turbulent Mass Dispersion 1.9 Concluding Remarks References 2 Heat Transfer in Bidisperse Porous Media 2.1 Introduction 2.2 Determination of Transport Properties 2.3 Two-Phase Flow and Boiling Heat Transfer 2.4 Dispersion 2.5 Two-Velocity Model 2.6 Two-Temperature Model 2.7 Forced Convection in A Channel Between Plane Parallel Walls 2.7.1 Uniform Temperature Boundaries: Theory 2.7.2 Uniform Flux Boundaries: Theory 2.7.3 Uniform Temperature Boundaries: Results 2.7.4 Uniform Flux Boundaries: Results 2.7.5 Conjugate Problem 2.7.6 Thermal Development 2.8 Conclusions References 3 From Continuum To Porous-Continuum: The Visual Resolution Impact On Modeling Natural Convection in Heterogeneous Media 3.1 Introduction 3.2 Horizontal Heating 3.2.1 Continuum Equations 3.2.2 Porous-Continuum Equations 3.2.3 Heat Transfer Comparison Parameters 3.2.4 Results 3.2.5 Internal Structure Effect 3.3 Heat-Generating Blocks 3.3.1 Mathematical Modeling 3.3.2 Heat Transfer Comparison Parameters 3.3.3 Results 3.4 Conclusion References 4 in Integr


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About the authors

Derek Ingham

Department of Applied Mathematics, Ingham Centre for Computational Fluid Dynamics, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK