Transport in Porous Media

, Volume 63, Issue 1, pp 1–12

A Derivation of the Volume-Averaged Boussinesq Equations for Flow in Porous Media with Viscous Dissipation


DOI: 10.1007/s11242-005-1289-1

Cite this article as:
Breugem, W.P. & Rees, D.A.S. Transp Porous Med (2006) 63: 1. doi:10.1007/s11242-005-1289-1


The volume-averaged equations are derived for convective flow in porous media. In the thermal energy equation viscous dissipation is taken into account, and a suitable form is obtained which is valid when Brinkman effects are significant.


viscous dissipationconvective flowsBrinkman termsvolume averaging

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratory for Aero and Hydrodynamics, J.M. BurgerscentrumDelftThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of BathBathEngland