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Modelling and Simulation of Diffusive Processes

Methods and Applications

  • S.K. Basu
  • Naveen Kumar
  • Bridges applications and modeling techniques from range of disciplines, including computer science, applied mathematics, biology, agriculture and engineering

  • Highlights the role of basic mathematics in modeling and simulation

  • Presents contributions from an interdisciplinary and international selection of experts


Part of the Simulation Foundations, Methods and Applications book series (SFMA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Naveen Kumar, S. K. Basu
    Pages 1-25
  3. Ruchi Gaur, Lallan Mishra, Susanta K. Sen Gupta
    Pages 27-49
  4. Dharmendra Tripathi, O. Anwar Bég
    Pages 69-95
  5. Diego C. Knupp, Henrique Massard da Fonseca, Carolina P. Naveira-Cotta, Helcio R. B. Orlando, Renato M. Cotta, Olivier Fudym
    Pages 119-139
  6. Mohamed M. Hantush, Latif Kalin
    Pages 161-185
  7. Shivendra Nath Rai
    Pages 187-210
  8. Premlata Singh, Sanjay Kumar Yadav, Alexander V. Perig
    Pages 211-232
  9. Mritunjay Kumar Singh, Priyanka Kumari
    Pages 257-275
  10. Nimai Senapati, Subhadip Ghosh, Heiko Daniel, Amitava Rakshit
    Pages 293-313
  11. Avnish Kumar Bhatia
    Pages 315-332
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 333-339

About this book


Computer simulation and mathematical modelling are the most important approaches in the quantitative analysis of the diffusive processes fundamental to many physical, chemical, biological, and geological systems.

This comprehensive text/reference addresses the key issues in the Modelling and Simulation of Diffusive Processes from a broad range of different application areas. Applying an holistic approach, the book presents illuminating viewpoints drawn from an international selection of experts across a wide spectrum of disciplines, from computer science, mathematics and engineering, to natural resource management, environmental sciences, applied geo-sciences, agricultural sciences, and theoretical medicine.

Topics and features:

  • Presents a detailed introduction to diffusive processes and modelling
  • Discusses diffusion and molecular transport in living cells, and suspended sediment in open channels
  • Examines the mathematical modelling of peristaltic transport of nanofluids, and isotachophoretic separation of ionic samples in microfluidics
  • Reviews thermal characterization of non-homogeneous media, and scale-dependent porous dispersion resulting from velocity fluctuations
  • Describes the modelling of nitrogen fate and transport at the sediment-water interface, and groundwater flow in unconfined aquifers
  • Investigates two-dimensional solute transport from a varying pulse type point source, and futile cycles in metabolic flux modelling
  • Studies contaminant concentration prediction along unsteady groundwater flow, and modelling synovial fluid flow in human joints
  • Explores the modelling of soil organic carbon, and crop growth simulation

This interdisciplinary volume will be invaluable to researchers, lecturers and graduate students from such diverse fields as computer science, mathematics, hydrology, agriculture and biology.


Angiogenesis Aquifers Isotachophoretic Separation Metabolic Flux Micro- and Nano- Fluids Peristaltic Transport Simulation and Modelling Soil Organic Carbon WSNs

Editors and affiliations

  • S.K. Basu
    • 1
  • Naveen Kumar
    • 2
  1. 1.Banaras Hindu UniversityVaranasiIndia
  2. 2.Banaras Hindu UniversityVaranasiIndia

About the editors

Dr. S.K. Basu is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India. Dr. Naveen Kumar is a Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the same institution.

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