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Emerging Technologies and Techniques in Porous Media : NATO Science Series II: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry (Paperback) - Derek B. Ingham

Emerging Technologies and Techniques in Porous Media

NATO Science Series II: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry (Paperback)

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

Paperback Published: 29th February 2004
ISBN: 9781402018749
Number Of Pages: 507

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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 media
Fundamentals of scale analysis, heatline visualization and the intersection of asymptotes
Modeling the flow through porous media
Techniques for solving the boundary-layer equations
Some boundary-layer problems in convective flow in porous media
Compressible fluid dynamics in porous media by the boundary element method
Laplacian decomposition of steady free convection in porous media
Genetic algorithms and their application to the identification of hydraulic properties of rocks
Turbulent heat and mass transfer in porous media
The mixed convection number for porous media flow
Sidewall heating in shallow cavities near the density maximum
Active control of the onset of convection in porous medium by mechanical vibration
Onset of oscillatory and stationary double-diffusive convection with a tilted porous enclosure
On stability analysis of Soret convection within a horizontal porous layer
Nonlinear vortex instabilities in free convective boundary layers in porous media
Thermal non-equilibrium free convection in a cavity filled with a non-Darcy porous medium
Entropy generation for free and forced convection in a porous cavity and a porous channel
Natural convection in anisotropic heterogeneous porous medium
Effects of anisotropy on convection in horizontal and inclined porous layers
Contribution of the thermal and molecular diffusion to convection in a vertical porous cavity
Towards a physically based theory of high-concentration-gradient dispersion in porous media
Designed porous media
Modeling single-phase flows in micro heat exchangers
Axial and radial porous burners
A porous medium model to investigate the red cell distribution effect on alveolar respiration
Ionic contamination and decontamination of porous media
Porous media and filtration
Experimental study of forced convection through microporous enhanced heat sinks
Two- and three-fluid retention in a porous medium for toluene by gamma-ray attenuation
Thermodynamics of fluids in mesoporous media
Expansion scaling and elastic moduli of gas-fluidized magnetizable beds
Porous media theory as basis for model of fouling layers formation in heat exchangers
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ISBN: 9781402018749
ISBN-10: 1402018746
Series: NATO Science Series II: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry (Paperback)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 507
Published: 29th February 2004
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.72
Weight (kg): 0.74