Principles of Heat Transfer in Porous Media

  • M.┬áKaviany

Part of the Mechanical Engineering Series book series (MES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Introduction

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      Pages 1-11
  3. Single-Phase Flow

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      Pages 13-13
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  4. Two-Phase Flow

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      Pages 383-383
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  5. Back Matter
    Pages 605-626

About this book


Although the empirical treatment of fluid flow and heat transfer in porous media is over a century old, only in the last three decades has the transport in these heterogeneous systems been addressed in detail. So far, single-phase flows in porous media have been treated or at least formulated satisfactorily, while the subject of two-phase flow and the related heat-transfer in porous media is still in its infancy. This book identifies the principles of transport in porous media and compares the avalaible predictions based on theoretical treatments of various transport mechanisms with the existing experimental results. The theoretical treatment is based on the volume-averaging of the momentum and energy equations with the closure conditions necessary for obtaining solutions. While emphasizing a basic understanding of heat transfer in porous media, this book does not ignore the need for predictive tools; whenever a rigorous theoretical treatment of a phenomena is not avaliable, semi-empirical and empirical treatments are given.


heat transfer mechanisms porous media

Authors and affiliations

  • M.┬áKaviany
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied MechanicsThe University of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-0414-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4684-0412-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0941-5122
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-063X
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