Introduction to Modeling of Transport Phenomena in Porous Media

  • Jacob Bear
  • Yehuda Bachmat

Part of the Theory and Applications of Transport in Porous Media book series (TATP, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. General Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jacob Bear, Yehuda Bachmat
      Pages 3-42
    3. Jacob Bear, Yehuda Bachmat
      Pages 43-262
    4. Jacob Bear, Yehuda Bachmat
      Pages 263-286
  3. Application

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 287-287
    2. Jacob Bear, Yehuda Bachmat
      Pages 449-480
    3. Jacob Bear, Yehuda Bachmat
      Pages 481-516
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 517-553

About this book


The main purpose of this book is to provide the theoretical background to engineers and scientists engaged in modeling transport phenomena in porous media, in connection with various engineering projects, and to serve as a text for senior and graduate courses on transport phenomena in porous media. Such courses are taught in various disciplines, e. g. , civil engineering, chemical engineering, reservoir engineering, agricultural engineering and soil science. In these disciplines, problems are encountered in which various extensive quantities, e. g. , mass and heat, are transported through a porous material domain. Often the porous material contains several fluid phases, and the various extensive quantities are transported simultaneously throughout the multiphase system. In all these disciplines, management decisions related to a system's development and its operation have to be made. To do so, the 'manager', or the planner, needs a tool that will enable him to forecast the response of the system to the implementation of proposed management schemes. This forecast takes the form of spatial and temporal distributions of variables that describe the future state of the considered system. Pressure, stress, strain, density, velocity, solute concentration, temperature, etc. , for each phase in the system, and sometime for a component of a phase, may serve as examples of state variables. The tool that enables the required predictions is the model. A model may be defined as a simplified version of the real (porous medium) system that approximately simulates the excitation-response relations of the latter.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Jacob Bear
    • 1
  • Yehuda Bachmat
    • 2
  1. 1.Albert and Anne Mansfield Chair in Water Resources, Department of Civil EngineeringTechnion — Israel Institute of TechnologyHaifaIsrael
  2. 2.Hydrological ServiceMinistry of AgricultureJerusalemIsrael

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-7923-1106-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-1926-6
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