Convection in Porous Media [electronic resource] / by Donald A. Nield, Adrian Bejan.Material type: TextLanguage: English Publisher: New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer, 2013Edition: 4th ed. 2013Description: XXV, 778 p. 173 illus. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781461455417Subject(s): Engineering | Catalysis | GeologyxMathematics | Thermodynamics | Hydraulic engineering | Engineering | Engineering Thermodynamics, Heat and Mass Transfer | Soft and Granular Matter, Complex Fluids and Microfluidics | Quantitative Geology | Catalysis | Engineering Fluid Dynamics | ThermodynamicsAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 621.4021 LOC classification: TJ265QC319.8-338.5Online resources: Click here to access online
Preface to the Fourth Edition -- Preface to the Third Edition -- Preface to the Second Edition -- Preface to the First Edition -- Nomenclature -- 1 Mechanics of Fluid Flow through a Porous Medium.- 2 Heat Transfer through a Porous Medium -- 3 Mass Transfer in a Porous Medium: Multicomponent and Multiphase Flows -- 4 Forced Convection -- 5. External Natural Convection -- 6 Internal Natural Convection: Heating from Below -- 7 Internal Natural Convection: Heating from the Side -- 8 Mixed Convection -- 9 Double-Diffusive Convection -- 10 Convection with Change of Phase -- 11 Geophysical Aspects -- References -- Index.
Convection in Porous Media, 4th Edition, provides a user-friendly introduction to the subject, covering a wide range of topics, such as fibrous insulation, geological strata, and catalytic reactors. The presentation is self-contained, requiring only routine mathematics and the basic elements of fluid mechanics and heat transfer. The book will be of use not only to researchers and practicing engineers as a review and reference, but also to graduate students and others entering the field. The new edition features approximately 1,750 new references and covers current research in nanofluids, cellular porous materials, strong heterogeneity, pulsating flow, and more. Recognized as the standard reference in the field Includes a comprehensive, 250-page reference list Cited over 2300 times to date in its various editions Serves as an introduction for those entering the field and as a comprehensive reference for experienced researchers Features new sections on nanofluids, carbon dioxide sequestration, and applications in geology