Emerging Technologies and Techniques in Porous Media

  • Derek B. Ingham
  • Adrian Bejan
  • Eden Mamut
  • Ioan Pop

Part of the NATO Science Series book series (NAII, volume 134)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. S. D. Harris, D. B. Ingham
    Pages 43-64
  3. A. Curteanu, D. B. Ingham, L. Elliott, D. Lesnic
    Pages 119-129
  4. M. J. S. de Lemos
    Pages 157-168
  5. D. M. Leppinen, D. A. S. Rees
    Pages 183-194
  6. A. Mojtabi, M. C. Charrier-Mojtabi, K. Maliwan, Y. Pedramrazi
    Pages 195-207
  7. M. Bourich, M. Mamou, M. Hasnaoui, A. Amahmid
    Pages 221-234

About these proceedings

Introduction

Heat and fluid flow in fluid-saturated porous media has become increas­ ingly more attractive to researchers and thus it has become a very pro­ ductive field for many researchers and practical engineers in very diverse range of fields. The great interest in the topic stems from its widespread number of different practical applications in modern industries and in many environmental issues, such as nuclear waste management, build­ ing thermal insulators, geothermal power plants, grain storage, etc. In building sciences and thermal insulation engineering, an appreciable in­ sulating effect has been derived by placing porous material in the gap between the cavity walls and multishield structures of nuclear reactors between the pressure vessel and the reactor. Geophysical applications include modeling of the spread of pollutants (e. g. radioactive mater­ ial), water movements in geothermal reservoirs, enhanced recovery of petroleum reservoirs, etc. These, and many other, important practical applications have resulted in a rapid expansion of research in the general area of porous media and thus generated a vast amount of both theor­ etical and experimental research work. It has attracted the attention of industrialists, engineers and scientists from many varying disciplines, such as applied mathematics, chemical, civil, environmental, mechanical and nuclear engineering, geothermal physics, food science, medicine, etc. This book contains some of the contributions to the NATO Advanced Study Institute on Emerging Technologies and Techniques in Porous Media that was held in Neptun-Olimp, Constanta, Black Sea, Romania on 9-20 June, 2003.

Keywords

Vibration algorithm algorithms construction genetic algorithms layers model modeling stability thermodynamics visualization

Editors and affiliations

  • Derek B. Ingham
    • 1
  • Adrian Bejan
    • 2
  • Eden Mamut
    • 3
  • Ioan Pop
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Applied MathematicsUniversity of LeedsLeedsUK
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials ScienceDuke UniversityDurhamUSA
  3. 3.Center for Advanced Engineering SciencesOvidius UniversityConstantaRomania
  4. 4.Faculty of MathematicsUniversity of ClujClujRomania

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-0971-3
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-1874-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-0971-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-2609
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