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Convection in Porous Media

  • Donald A. Nield
  • Adrian Bejan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Donald A. Nield, Adrian Bejan
    Pages 1-22
  3. Donald A. Nield, Adrian Bejan
    Pages 23-31
  4. Donald A. Nield, Adrian Bejan
    Pages 51-104
  5. Donald A. Nield, Adrian Bejan
    Pages 105-174
  6. Donald A. Nield, Adrian Bejan
    Pages 175-260
  7. Donald A. Nield, Adrian Bejan
    Pages 261-319
  8. Donald A. Nield, Adrian Bejan
    Pages 321-343
  9. Donald A. Nield, Adrian Bejan
    Pages 345-378
  10. Donald A. Nield, Adrian Bejan
    Pages 379-430
  11. Donald A. Nield, Adrian Bejan
    Pages 431-451
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 453-546

About this book

Introduction

Papers on convection in porous media continue to be published at the rate of over 100 per year. This indication of the continued importance of the subject, together with the wide acceptance of the first edition, has encouraged us to prepare an expanded second edition. We have retained the basic structure and most of the text of the first edition. With space considerations in mind, we have been selective in our choice of references, but nevertheless there are over 600 new references. We also made an effort to highlight new conceptual developments and engineering applications. In the introductory material, we judged that Chapters 2 and 3 needed little alteration (though there is a new Section 2.6 on other approaches to the topic), but our improved understanding of the basic modeling of flow through a porous medium has led to a number of changes in Chapter 1, both within the old sections and by the addition of a section on turbulence in porous media, and a section on fractured media, deformable media, and complex porous structures. In Chapter 4, on forced convection, we have added major new sections on compact heat exchangers, on heatlines for visualizing convection, and on constructal tree networks for the geometric minimization of the resistance to volume-to-point flows in heterogeneous porous media.

Keywords

energy fluid mechanics heat transfer mechanics multiphase flow nuclear porous media

Authors and affiliations

  • Donald A. Nield
    • 1
  • Adrian Bejan
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Engineering ScienceUniversity of AucklandAucklandNew Zealand
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials ScienceDuke UniversityDurhamUSA

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