Geophysical Aspects

  • Donald A. Nield
  • Adrian Bejan


Most of the studies of convection in porous media published before 1970 were motivated by geophysical applications, and many published since have geophysical ramifications; see, for example, the reviews by Cheng (1978, 1985b). On the other hand, geothermal reservoir modelling involves several features which are outside the scope of this book. Relevant reviews include those by Donaldson (1982), Grant (1983), O’Sullivan (1985a), Bodvarsson, Pruess, and Lippmann (1986), and Bjornsson and Stefansson (1987). In this chapter we discuss a number of topics which involve additional physical processes or which lead to theoretical developments beyond those which we have already covered.


Porous Medium Magma Chamber Critical Rayleigh Number Geothermal Reservoir Salt Dome 
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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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