• Hitoshi Sakamoto
  • Francis A. Kulacki
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An overview of prior research on buoyancy-driven convection in saturated porous media is presented. A general description is given of the general characteristics of flow and heat transfer in saturated porous materials. The form and nature of heat transfer laws for buoyant convection are presented.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hitoshi Sakamoto
    • 1
  • Francis A. Kulacki
    • 2
  1. 1.Japan Research Center, Huawei Technologies JapanYokohamaJapan
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

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