Classical Theory of Diffusion and Seepage Problems in Porous Media

  • Yasuaki Ichikawa
  • A. P. S. Selvadurai


In this chapter we develop the coupled diffusion and seepage problem using the theory of mixtures. It is clearly understood that the diffusion problem is strongly linked to the seepage problem through the mass conservation law. Adsorption on the solid surface is treated using the concept of an ‘adsorption isotherm’.


Adsorption Isotherm Representative Elementary Volume Couple Diffusion Strouhal Number Equilibrium Adsorption Isotherm 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yasuaki Ichikawa
    • 1
  • A. P. S. Selvadurai
    • 2
  1. 1.Okayama UniversityOkayamaJapan
  2. 2.McGill UniversityMontréalCanada

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