Convective Heat and Mass Transfer in Porous Media

  • Sadik Kakaç
  • Birol Kilkiş
  • Frank A. Kulacki
  • Faruk Arinç

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSE, volume 196)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Transport Processes In A Rapidly Changing World

  3. Fundamentals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. H. S. Takhar, V. M. Soundalgekar
      Pages 123-142
    3. G. Lauriat, V. Prasad
      Pages 143-172
    4. V. Prasad, N. Kladias
      Pages 173-224
    5. F. C. Lai, F. A. Kulacki, V. Prasad
      Pages 225-287
    6. H. S. Takhar, V. M. Soundalgekar
      Pages 329-345
    7. Yasuo Kurosaki, Jun Yamada
      Pages 347-390
    8. R. M. Cotta, C. Baohua, P. F. L. Heilbron Filho
      Pages 525-540
  4. Special Topics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 541-541
    2. Ping Cheng, Shih-Wen Hsiao, Chao-Kuang Chen
      Pages 543-562
    3. L. Carlomusto, A. Pianese, L. M. de Socio, P. Kotsiopoulos, T. Calderon
      Pages 617-623
    4. R. Sheikholeslami, A. P. Watkinson
      Pages 673-693
    5. Lj.B. Vujisic, I. Catton, N. H. Afgan
      Pages 773-789
    6. A. K. Stubos, J.-M. Buchlin
      Pages 791-822
    7. A. Bejan, J. L. Lage
      Pages 823-845
  5. Experimental Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 847-847
    2. E. Hahne, Y. W. Song, U. Gross
      Pages 849-865
    3. M. Allen Northrup, Thomas J. Kulp, S. Michael Angel, George F. Pinder
      Pages 867-881
    4. S. A. Bories, M. C. Charrier-Mojtabi, D. Houi, P. G. Raynaud
      Pages 883-921
  6. Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 937-937
    2. R. I. Nigmatulin, K. M. Fedorov, Zyong Ngok Hai, A. A. Kislitcin
      Pages 939-961
    3. B. KilkiŞ, S. Kakaç
      Pages 1031-1059
    4. M. N. Aybers
      Pages 1061-1069
  7. Future Research Needs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1071-1071
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 1089-1095

About this book


The rapid growth of literature on convective heat and mass transfer through porous media has brought both engineering and fundamental knowledge to a new state of completeness and depth. Additionally, several new questions of fundamental merit have arisen in several areas which bear direct relation to further advancement of basic knowledge and applications in this field. For example, the growth of fundamental heat transfer data and correlations for engineering use for saturated media has now reached the point where the relations for heat transfer coefficients and flow parameters are known well enough for design purposes. Multiple flow field regimes in natural convection have been identified in several important enclosure geometries. New questions have arisen on the nature of equations being used in theoretical studies, i. e. , the Validity of Darcy assumption is being brought into question; Wall effects in high and low velocity flow fields have been found to play a role in predicting transport coefficients; The formulation of transport problems in fractured media are being investigated as both an extension of those in a homogeneous medium and for application in engineering systems in geologic media and problems on saturated media are being addressed to determine their proper formulation and solution. The long standing problem of how to adequately formulate and solve problems of multi-phase heat and mass transfer in heterogeneous media is important in the technologies of chemical reactor engineering and enhanced oil recovery.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Sadik Kakaç
    • 1
  • Birol Kilkiş
    • 2
  • Frank A. Kulacki
    • 3
  • Faruk Arinç
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of MiamiCoral GablesUSA
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringMiddle East Technical UniversityAnkaraTurkey
  3. 3.College of EngineeringColorado State UniversityFt. CollinsUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-5419-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-3220-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0168-132X
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