Preface - Mechanics of Fluid Flow Through a Porous Medium.- Heat Transfer Through a Porous Medium.- Mass Transfer Through 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.- References.
This new edition includes nearly 1000 new references.
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.
The Third Edition 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.