Lecture Notes in Physics

Percolation Theory for Flow in Porous Media

Authors: Hunt, Allen

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The present monograph presents, for the first time, a unified and comprehensive introduction to some of the basic transport properties of porous media, such as electrical and hydraulic conductivity, air permeability and diffusion. The treatment is based on critical path analysis and the scaling of transport properties which are individually described as functions of saturation.

At the same time, the book supplies a tutorial on percolation theory for hydrologists, providing them with the tools for solving actual problems. In turn, a separate chapter serves to introduce physicists to some of the language and complications of groundwater hydrology necessary for succesful modelling.

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"The goal of this book is to use the percolation theory for the study of transport phenomena in porous media. The main tool is the critical path analysis. … This book is of large interest for hydrologists and physicists." (Gelu Pasa, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1095 (21), 2006)

"Allan Hunt’s book Percolation Theory for Flow in Porous Media provides an overview of how percolation theory … can be used to calculate multitransport properties of pore networks. … The book is suitable for advanced graduate courses, with selected problems and questions appearing at the end of each chapters … . I think the book is an important work that will guide soil scientists, hydrologists, and physicists to gain a better qualitative and quantitative understanding of multitransport properties of soils." (Marcel G. Schaap, Soil Science Society of America Journal, May-June, 2006)


Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Percolation Theory for Flow in Porous Media
Authors
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Physics
Series Volume
674
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-32405-8
DOI
10.1007/b136727
Series ISSN
0075-8450
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 203
Number of Illustrations
65 b/w illustrations
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