Buoyancy-Driven Flow in Fluid-Saturated Porous Media near a Bounding Surface

  • Hitoshi Sakamoto
  • Francis A. Kulacki

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-xii
  2. Hitoshi Sakamoto, Francis A. Kulacki
    Pages 1-5
  3. Hitoshi Sakamoto, Francis A. Kulacki
    Pages 7-27
  4. Hitoshi Sakamoto, Francis A. Kulacki
    Pages 29-37
  5. Hitoshi Sakamoto, Francis A. Kulacki
    Pages 39-53
  6. Hitoshi Sakamoto, Francis A. Kulacki
    Pages 55-78
  7. Hitoshi Sakamoto, Francis A. Kulacki
    Pages 79-84
  8. Hitoshi Sakamoto, Francis A. Kulacki
    Pages 85-87
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 89-104

About this book


This Brief reports on heat transfer from a solid boundary in a saturated porous medium. Experiments reveal overall heat transfer laws when the flow along the wall is driven by buoyancy produced by large temperature differences, and mathematical analysis using advanced volume-averaging techniques produce estimates of how heat is dispersed in the porous zone. Engineers, hydrologists and geophysicists will find the results valuable for validation of laboratory and field tests, as well as testing their models of dispersion of heat and mass in saturated media.



Buoyant flow porous media thermal dispersion heat transfer coefficient wall effect volume averaging

Authors and affiliations

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

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-89886-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-89887-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-530X
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5318
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