Mechanical Engineering Series

Principles of Heat Transfer in Porous Media

Authors: Kaviany, M.

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Although the empirical treatment of fluid flow and heat transfer in porous media is over a century old, only in the last three decades has the transport in these heterogeneous systems been addressed in detail. So far, single-phase flows in porous media have been treated or at least formulated satisfactorily, while the subject of two-phase flow and the related heat-transfer in porous media is still in its infancy. This book identifies the principles of transport in porous media and compares the avalaible predictions based on theoretical treatments of various transport mechanisms with the existing experimental results. The theoretical treatment is based on the volume-averaging of the momentum and energy equations with the closure conditions necessary for obtaining solutions. While emphasizing a basic understanding of heat transfer in porous media, this book does not ignore the need for predictive tools; whenever a rigorous theoretical treatment of a phenomena is not avaliable, semi-empirical and empirical treatments are given.

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  • Conduction Heat Transfer

    M. Kaviany

    Pages 115-151

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Principles of Heat Transfer in Porous Media
Series Title
Mechanical Engineering Series
Copyright
1991
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4684-0412-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4684-0412-8
Series ISSN
0941-5122
Edition Number
1
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