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Modelling and Applications of Transport Phenomena in Porous Media

  • Jacob Bear
  • J-M. Buchlin

Part of the Theory and Applications of Transport in Porous Media book series (TATP, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Th. Dracos
    Pages 195-220
  3. Ch. Moyne, Ch. Basilico, J. Ch. Batsale, A. Degiovanni
    Pages 311-342
  4. G. De Marsily
    Pages 343-376
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 377-381

About this book

Introduction

Transport phenomenain porous media are encounteredin various disciplines, e. g. , civil engineering, chemical engineering, reservoir engineering, agricul­ tural engineering and soil science. In these disciplines, problems are en­ countered in which various extensive quantities, e. g. , mass and heat, are transported through a porous material domain. Often, the void space of the porous material contains two or three fluid phases, and the various ex­ tensive quantities are transported simultaneously through the multiphase system. In all these disciplines, decisions related to a system's development and its operation have to be made. To do so a tool is needed that will pro­ vide a forecast of the system's response to the implementation of proposed decisions. This response is expressed in the form of spatial and temporal distributions of the state variables that describe the system's behavior. Ex­ amples of such state variables are pressure, stress, strain, density, velocity, solute concentration, temperature, etc. , for each phase in the system, 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 and the transport phenomena that occur in it. Because the model is a sim­ plified version of the real system, no unique model exists for a given porous medium system. Different sets of simplifying assumptions, each suitable for a particular task, will result in different models.

Keywords

Fundament contaminant fluid dynamics hydrodynamics porous media

Editors and affiliations

  • Jacob Bear
    • 1
  • J-M. Buchlin
    • 2
  1. 1.Technion — Israel Institute of TechnologyHaifaIsrael
  2. 2.Von Karman Institute for Fluid DynamicsRhode-Saint-GenèseBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-2632-8
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-5163-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-2632-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-6118
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