Convection with Change of Phase

  • Donald A. Nield
  • Adrian Bejan


In the examples of forced and natural convection discussed until now, the fluid that flowed through the pores did not experience a change of phase, no matter how intense the heating or cooling effect. In the present chapter we turn our attention to situations in which a change of phase occurs, for example, melting or evaporation upon heating, and solidification or condensation upon cooling. These convection problems constitute a relatively new area in the field of convection in porous media.


Porous Medium Nusselt Number Natural Convection Rayleigh Number Heat Transfer Rate 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Donald A. Nield
    • 1
  • Adrian Bejan
    • 2
  1. 1.Engineering SciencesUniversity of AucklandAucklandNew Zealand
  2. 2.Mechanical EngineeringDuke UniversityDurhamUSA

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