The Physics of Fluids in Hierarchical Porous Media: Angstroms to Miles

  • John H. Cushman

Part of the Theory and Applications of Transport in Porous Media book series (TATP, volume 10)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. John H. Cushman
    Pages 1-55
  3. John H. Cushman
    Pages 111-185
  4. John H. Cushman
    Pages 339-451
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 452-469

About this book


Porous media are ubiquitous throughout nature and in many modern technologies. Because of their omnipresent nature, porous media are studied to one degree or another in almost all branches of science and engineering. This text is an outgrowth of a two-semester graduate course on multiscale porous media offered to students in applied math, physics, chemistry, engineering (civil, chemical, mechanical, agricultural), and environmental and soil science. The text is largely based on Dr Cushmans' groups efforts to build a rational approach to studying porous media over a hierarchy of spatial and temporal scales. No other text covers porous media on scales ranging from angstroms to miles. Nor does any other text develop and use such a diversity of tools for their study. The text is designed to be self-contained, as it presents all relevant mathematical and physical constructs.


chemistry dispersion environment mechanics physics soil statistical mechanics

Authors and affiliations

  • John H. Cushman
    • 1
  1. 1.Purdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4909-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-8849-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-6118
  • Series Online ISSN 2213-6940
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