In the examples of forced and natural convection discussed until now, the fluid that flowed through the pores did not experience a change of phase, no matter how intense the heating or cooling effect. In the present chapter we turn our attention to situations in which a change of phase occurs, for example, melting or evaporation upon heating, and solidification or condensation upon cooling. These convection problems constitute a relatively new area in the field of convection in porous media.
KeywordsPorous Medium Nusselt Number Natural Convection Rayleigh Number Heat Transfer Rate
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