Convection in Porous Media

Authors: Nield, D.A., Bejan, Adrian

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Papers on convection in porous media continue to be published at the rate of over 100 per year. This indication of the continued importance of the subject, together with the wide acceptance of the first edition, has encouraged us to prepare an expanded second edition. We have retained the basic structure and most of the text of the first edition. With space considerations in mind, we have been selective in our choice of references, but nevertheless there are over 600 new references. We also made an effort to highlight new conceptual developments and engineering applications. In the introductory material, we judged that Chapters 2 and 3 needed little alteration (though there is a new Section 2.6 on other approaches to the topic), but our improved understanding of the basic modeling of flow through a porous medium has led to a number of changes in Chapter 1, both within the old sections and by the addition of a section on turbulence in porous media, and a section on fractured media, deformable media, and complex porous structures. In Chapter 4, on forced convection, we have added major new sections on compact heat exchangers, on heatlines for visualizing convection, and on constructal tree networks for the geometric minimization of the resistance to volume-to-point flows in heterogeneous porous media.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Mechanics of Fluid Flow Through a Porous Medium

    Nield, Donald A. (et al.)

    Pages 1-22

  • Heat Transfer Through a Porous Medium

    Nield, Donald A. (et al.)

    Pages 23-31

  • Mass Transfer in a Porous Medium: Multicomponent and Multiphase Flows

    Nield, Donald A. (et al.)

    Pages 33-50

  • Forced Convection

    Nield, Donald A. (et al.)

    Pages 51-104

  • External Natural Convection

    Nield, Donald A. (et al.)

    Pages 105-174

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Convection in Porous Media
Authors
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4757-3033-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4757-3033-3
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XXI, 546
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