Convection in Porous Media [electronic resource] / by Donald A. Nield, Adrian Bejan.Material type: TextLanguage: English Publisher: New York, NY : Springer New York, 2006Edition: Third EditionDescription: XXIII, 640 p. 169 illus. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780387334318Subject(s): Engineering | Mechanical engineering | Engineering | Mechanical Engineering | Engineering Thermodynamics, Transport PhenomenaAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 621 LOC classification: TJ1-1570Online resources: Click here to access online
Mechanics of Fluid Flow through a Porous Medium -- Heat Transfer through a Porous Medium -- Mass Transfer in a Porous Medium: Multicomponent and Multiphase Flows -- Forced Convection -- External Natural Convection -- Internal Natural Convection: Heating from Below -- Internal Natural Convection: Heating from the Side -- Mixed Convection -- Double-Diffusive Convection -- Convection with Change of Phase -- Geophysical Aspects.
This book provides a user-friendly introduction to convection in porous media, such as fibrous insulation, geological strata, and catalytic reactors. The presentation is self-contained, requiring only routine classical mathematics and the basic elements of fluid mechanics and heat transfer. It will thus be of use not only to researchers and practicing engineers as a review and reference, but also to graduate students and others just entering the field. Convection in Porous Media includes nearly 1000 new references and covers: convection in deforming porous media, "designed" porous media, the theory of deformable media, modeling viscous dissipation in hyperporous media, and more.