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Environmental and Civil Engineering

  • Adrian Bejan
  • Ibrahim Dincer
  • Sylvie Lorente
  • Antonio F. Miguel
  • A. Heitor Reis

Abstract

Realistic models of energy systems demand the treatment of installations and their flowing surroundings together, more so when the installations are large and their spheres of impact greater. The interface between energy systems and the environment is formed by flows, environmental flows. In the opening sections of this chapter we review the fundamentals of some of the most important types of flows that govern the behavior of environmental fluids (air, water) and fluid-saturated porous media.

Keywords

Porous Medium Rayleigh Number Aerosol Particle Flow Resistance Pore Solution 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Adrian Bejan
    • 1
  • Ibrahim Dincer
    • 2
  • Sylvie Lorente
    • 3
  • Antonio F. Miguel
    • 4
  • A. Heitor Reis
    • 4
  1. 1.Dept. of Mechanical Engineering and Materials ScienceDuke UniversityDurhamUSA
  2. 2.School of Manufacturing EngineeringUniversity of Ontario Institute of TechnologyOshawaCanada
  3. 3.Institut National des Sciences Appliquées, Département de Génie CivilLaboratoire Matériaux et Durabilité des ConstructionsToulouseFrance
  4. 4.Departamento de Fisica, Colegio Luis VerneyUniversidade de ÉvoraÉvoraPortugal

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