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Emerging Technologies and Techniques in Porous Media : NATO Science Series II - Derek B. Ingham

Emerging Technologies and Techniques in Porous Media

NATO Science Series II

By: Derek B. Ingham (Editor), Eden Mamut (Editor), Ian Pop (Editor), Adrian Bejan (Editor)


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Heat and fluid flow in fluid-saturated porous media has become increas­ ingly more attractive to researchers and thus it has become a very pro­ ductive field for many researchers and practical engineers in very diverse range of fields. The great interest in the topic stems from its widespread number of different practical applications in modern industries and in many environmental issues, such as nuclear waste management, build­ ing thermal insulators, geothermal power plants, grain storage, etc. In building sciences and thermal insulation engineering, an appreciable in­ sulating effect has been derived by placing porous material in the gap between the cavity walls and multishield structures of nuclear reactors between the pressure vessel and the reactor. Geophysical applications include modeling of the spread of pollutants (e. g. radioactive mater­ ial), water movements in geothermal reservoirs, enhanced recovery of petroleum reservoirs, etc. These, and many other, important practical applications have resulted in a rapid expansion of research in the general area of porous media and thus generated a vast amount of both theor­ etical and experimental research work. It has attracted the attention of industrialists, engineers and scientists from many varying disciplines, such as applied mathematics, chemical, civil, environmental, mechanical and nuclear engineering, geothermal physics, food science, medicine, etc. This book contains some of the contributions to the NATO Advanced Study Institute on Emerging Technologies and Techniques in Porous Media that was held in Neptun-Olimp, Constanta, Black Sea, Romania on 9-20 June, 2003.

Contributing authors
Governing equations for laminar flows through porous mediap. 1
Fundamentals of scale analysis, heatline visualization, and the intersection of asymptotesp. 13
Modeling the flow through porous mediap. 25
Techniques for solving the boundary-layer equationsp. 43
Some boundary-layer problems in convective flow in porous mediap. 65
Compressible fluid dynamics in porous media by the boundary element methodp. 93
Laplacian decomposition of steady free convection in porous mediap. 119
Genetic algorithms and their application to the identification of hydraulic properties of rocksp. 131
Turbulent heat and mass transfer in porous mediap. 157
The mixed convection number for porous media flowp. 169
Sidewall heating in shallow cavities near the density maximump. 183
Active control of the onset of convection in porous medium by mechanical vibrationp. 195
Onset of oscillatory and stationary double-diffusive convection within a tilted porous enclosurep. 209
On stability analysis of Soret convection within a horizontal porous layerp. 221
Nonlinear vortex instabilities in free convective boundary layers in porous mediap. 235
Thermal non-equilibrium free convection in a cavity filled with a non-Darcy porous mediump. 247
Entropy generation for free and forced convection in a porous cavity and a porous channelp. 259
Natural convection in anisotropic heterogeneous porous mediump. 271
Effects of anisotropy on convection in horizontal and inclined porous layersp. 285
Contribution of the thermal and molecular diffusion to convection in a vertical porous cavityp. 307
Towards a physically based theory of high-concentration-gradient dispersion in porous mediap. 321
Designed porous mediap. 337
Modeling single-phase flows in micro heat exchangersp. 351
Axial and radial porous burnersp. 367
A porous medium model to investigate the red cell distribution effect on alveolar respirationp. 381
Ionic contamination and decontamination of porous mediap. 409
Porous media and filtrationp. 419
Experimental study of forced convection through microporous enhanced heat sinksp. 433
Two- and three-fluid retention in a porous medium for toluene by gamma-ray attenuationp. 453
Thermodynamics of fluids in mesoporous mediap. 465
Expansion scaling and elastic moduli of gas-fluidized magnetizable bedsp. 477
Porous media theory as basis for model of fouling layers formation in heat exchangersp. 491
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ISBN: 9781402018732
ISBN-10: 1402018738
Series: NATO Science Series II
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 507
Published: 29th February 2004
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 2.04