Mixed Convection in Fluid Superposed Porous Layers

  • John M. Dixon
  • Francis A. Kulacki

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Also part of the SpringerBriefs in Thermal Engineering and Applied Science book sub series (BRIEFSTHERMAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. John M. Dixon, Francis A. Kulacki
    Pages 1-13
  3. John M. Dixon, Francis A. Kulacki
    Pages 15-19
  4. John M. Dixon, Francis A. Kulacki
    Pages 21-46
  5. John M. Dixon, Francis A. Kulacki
    Pages 47-60
  6. John M. Dixon, Francis A. Kulacki
    Pages 61-62
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 63-72

About this book


This Brief describes and analyzes flow and heat transport over a liquid-saturated porous bed. The porous bed is saturated by a liquid layer and heating takes place from a section of the bottom. The effect on flow patterns of heating from the bottom is shown by calculation, and when the heating is sufficiently strong, the flow is affected through the porous and upper liquid layers. Measurements of the heat transfer rate from the heated section confirm calculations. General heat transfer laws are developed for varying porous bed depths for applications to process industry needs, environmental sciences, and materials processing. Addressing a topic of considerable interest to the research community, the brief features an up-to-date literature review of mixed convection energy transport in fluid superposed porous layers.


Mixed convection Heat transfer coefficients Saturated porous layers Superposed fluid layers Thermal engineering

Authors and affiliations

  • John M. Dixon
    • 1
  • Francis A. Kulacki
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of South FloridaTampaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-50786-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-50787-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-530X
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5318
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