Multidisciplinary Applications

  • Adrian Bejan
  • Ibrahim Dincer
  • Sylvie Lorente
  • Antonio F. Miguel
  • A. Heitor Reis

Abstract

The void spaces of a porous structure can be interconnected or not. In the latter case the void spaces are disconnected “inclusions” that do not allow a flow to permeate through the porous structure. When the inclusions are large, the flow inside each fluid-filled inclusion may play an important role in the global transport of heat and mass through the structure. This is especially true in coarse cavernous structures encountered in building design.

Keywords

Porous Medium Natural Convection Rayleigh Number Geothermal Gradient Melting Time 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Adrian Bejan
    • 1
  • Ibrahim Dincer
    • 2
  • Sylvie Lorente
    • 3
  • Antonio F. Miguel
    • 4
  • A. Heitor Reis
    • 4
  1. 1.Dept. of Mechanical Engineering and Materials ScienceDuke UniversityDurhamUSA
  2. 2.School of Manufacturing EngineeringUniversity of Ontario Institute of TechnologyOshawaCanada
  3. 3.Institut National des Sciences Appliquées, Département de Génie CivilLaboratoire Matériaux et Durabilité des ConstructionsToulouseFrance
  4. 4.Departamento de Fisica, Colegio Luis VerneyUniversidade de ÉvoraÉvoraPortugal

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