Modeling Approaches to Natural Convection in Porous Media

  • Yan Su
  • Jane H. Davidson

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Also part of the SpringerBriefs in Thermal Engineering and Applied Science book sub series (BRIEFSTHERMAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Yan Su, Jane H. Davidson
    Pages 17-26
  3. Yan Su, Jane H. Davidson
    Pages 27-42
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 43-47

About this book


This book provides an overview of the field of flow and heat transfer in porous medium and focuses on presentation of a generalized approach to predict drag and convective heat transfer within porous medium of arbitrary microscopic geometry, including reticulated foams and packed beds. Practical numerical methods to solve natural convection problems in porous media will be presented with illustrative applications for filtrations, thermal storage and solar receivers.


Heat Transfer Irregular Microscopic Geometry Mass Transfer Porous Media Regular Microscopic Geometry

Authors and affiliations

  • Yan Su
    • 1
  • Jane H. Davidson
    • 2
  1. 1.University of MacauTaipaMacao
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Authors 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-14236-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-14237-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-530X
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5318
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