This volume contains the lectures presented at the NATO ADVANCED STUDY INSTITUTE that took place at Newark, Delaware, U. S. A. , July 14-23, 1985. The objective of this meeting was to present and discuss selected topics associated with transport phenomena in porous media. By their very nature, porous media and phenomena of transport of extensive quantities that take place in them, are very complex. The solid matrix may be rigid, or deformable (elastically, or following some other constitutive relation), the void space may be occupied by one or more fluid phases. Each fluid phase may be composed of more than one component, with the various components capable of interacting among themselves and/or with the solid matrix. The transport process may be isothermal or non-isothermal, with or without phase changes. Porous medium domains in which extensive quantities, such as mass of a fluid phase, component of a fluid phase, or heat of the porous medium as a whole, are being transported occur in the practice in a variety of disciplines.
`This is an authoritative publication going to the limits of current knowledge in transport phenomena. There is much of the practitioner, but the main beneficiaries may well be the rest of the group of active researchers and theorists from which the authors are drawn.'
Hydrological Sciences Journal
1. Heat and Mass Transport in Single and Multiphase Systems.- On the Concept and Size of a Representative Elementary Volume (REV).- Advective and Diffusive Fluxes in Porous Media.- Pore Scale Physical Modeling of Transport Phenomena in Porous Media.- Natural Convection in Porous Media.- Heat and Mass Transport in Geothermal Reservoirs.- Thermohydraulics of an Aquifer Thermal Energy Storage System.- Mechanics of Fluids in Layered Soils.- 2. Particle Transport in Porous Media.- Governing Equations for Particle Transport in Porous Media.- Theory of Filtration.- 3. Transport Phenomena in Fractured Rocks.- Transport Equations for Fractured Porous Media.- Chemical Transport in Fractured Rock.- Multiphase Flow in Fractured Reservoirs.- 4. Uncertainty and the Stochastic Approach to Transport in Porous Media.- Non Stationary Geostatistics.- Stochastic Analysis of Solute Transport in Saturated and Unsaturated Porous Media.- Uncertainty Assessment for Fluid Flow and Contaminant Transport Modeling in Heterogeneous Groundwater Systems.- An Overview of the Stochastic Modeling of Dispersion in Fractured Media.- Sensitivity Analysis of Ground-water Models.- 5. Advances in Numerical Methods.- Mathematical Modeling of the Behavior of Hydrocarbon Reservoirs - The Present and the Future.- Numerical Modeling of Multiphase Flow in Porous Media.- Advection-Dispersion with Adaptive Eulerian-Lagrangian Finite Elements.- Moving Point Techniques.- Table of Contents of "Fundamentals of Transport Phenomena in Porous Media, 1984".