Advertisement

Introduction

  • Antonio BarlettaEmail author
Chapter

Abstract

There exist several industrial and environmental applications where heat transfer and fluid flow in porous media happen to be of paramount importance. Such applications span civil engineering with all that regards insulation materials in buildings and their permeability to air and water vapour. Quite important is also the investigation of groundwater flow in rocks and sands, and the study of geothermal reservoirs where underground heating conditions occur.

References

  1. 1.
    Bear J (1988) Dynamics of fluids in porous media. Dover, New YorkGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Dufour F, Néel MC (1998) Numerical study of instability in a horizontal porous channel with bottom heating and forced horizontal flow. Phys Fluids 10:2198–2207CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    Horton CW, Rogers FT Jr (1945) Convection currents in a porous medium. J Appl Phys 16:367–370MathSciNetCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    Koschmieder EL (1993) Bénard cells and Taylor vortices. Cambridge University Press, CambridgeGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    Lapwood ER (1948) Convection of a fluid in a porous medium. Math Proc Camb Philos Soc 44:508–521MathSciNetCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    Nield DA, Bejan A (2017) Convection in porous media, 5th edn. Springer, New YorkCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    Rayleigh L (1916) On convection currents in a horizontal layer of fluid, when the higher temperature is on the under side. Lond Edinb Dublin Philos Mag J Sci 32:529–546Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    Rees DAS (2000) The stability of Darcy-Bénard convection. In: Vafai K (ed) Handbook of porous media, vol 1. Marcel Dekker, New York, pp 521–588Google Scholar
  9. 9.
    Straughan B (2004) The energy method, stability, and nonlinear convection. Springer, New YorkCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. 10.
    Straughan B (2008) Stability and wave motion in porous media. Springer, New YorkGoogle Scholar
  11. 11.
    Swanson DG (2003) Plasma waves. CRC Press, Boca RatonGoogle Scholar
  12. 12.
    Wooding RA (1960) Rayleigh instability of a thermal boundary layer in flow through a porous medium. J Fluid Mech 9:183–192MathSciNetCrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Industrial EngineeringAlma Mater Studiorum Università di BolognaBolognaItaly

Personalised recommendations