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Exploring the Commonality Between Filling: Porous Media and Phase Change

  • V. R. Voller
Conference paper
Part of the Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 66)

Abstract

Problems involving flow in porous media cover a wide spectrum of areas in engineering and science. An important class of porous media flow problems involves the infiltration of a fluid into an initially dry porous media and key element in such problems is the tracking of the free or moving interface between the filled and empty pores. Examples include, flow through a leaky dam (Crank, 1984), flow in the partially saturated region of a soil (Nieber, 1996) and injection of polymer in a mold (Bruyschke and Advani, 1990) (Lee and Sin, 1990) (Maier et al., 1996) (Voller and Chen, 1996).

Keywords

Porous Medium Resin Transfer Molding Polymer Front Explicit Time Integration Resin Transfer Mould 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. R. Voller
    • 1
  1. 1.St. Anthony Falls LaboratoryUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

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