Transport Phenomena in Porous Media [electronic resource] : Aspects of Micro/Macro Behaviour / by Yasuaki Ichikawa, A.P.S. Selvadurai.Material type: TextLanguage: English Publisher: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2012Description: XXIV, 384 p. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783642253331Subject(s): Engineering | Chemistry, Physical organic | Geochemistry | Thermodynamics | Surfaces (Physics) | Engineering | Engineering Thermodynamics, Heat and Mass Transfer | Thermodynamics | Physical Chemistry | Characterization and Evaluation of Materials | GeochemistryAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 621.4021 LOC classification: TJ265QC319.8-338.5Online resources: Click here to access online
Overview -- Basic continuum mechanics -- Non-equilibrium thermodynamics -- The virtual work equation, the variational method, and the minimum energy principle -- Diffusion and seepage problems -- Consolidation for saturated porous media -- Homogenization theory -- Homogenization theory for seepage. Diffusion in saturated porous media -- Long-term consolidation of bentonite and homogenization analysis.
This monograph presents an integrated perspective of the wide range of phenomena and processes applicable to the study of transport of species in porous materials. In order to formulate the entire range of porous media and their uses, this book gives the basics of continuum mechanics, thermodynamics, seepage and consolidation and diffusion, including multiscale homogenization methods. The particular structure of the book has been chosen because it is essential to be aware of the true properties of porous materials particularly in terms of nano, micro and macro mechanisms. This book is of pedagogical and practical importance to the fields covered by civil, environmental, nuclear and petroleum engineering and also in chemical physics and geophysics as it relates to radioactive waste disposal, geotechnical engineering, mining and petroleum engineering and chemical engineering.