Non-Isothermal Flow

  • Hywel Rhys Thomas
  • Michael Sansom
  • Stephen William Rees
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 417)


Thermally induced moisture movement occurs in a range of engineering applications, covering for example the disposal of high level nuclear waste (Pollock, 1986), soil warming for agricultural purposes (Dayan et al., 1984), underground heating of soil, heat losses from ground floor slabs of buildings and basements (Rees et al., 2001; Shen and Ramsey, 1988), the stability of buried electrical cables (Anders and Radhakrishna, 1988) and of course evaporation from the surface of a soil leading to shrinkage problems. Recent developments in clean-up technologies for contaminated land have also required analysis of this class of problem (Lee et al., 1999). In all these cases, appropriate models of soil behaviour are required for adequate engineering design to proceed.


Unsaturated Soil Medium Sand Moisture Transfer Couple Heat Unsaturated Hydraulic Conductivity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hywel Rhys Thomas
    • 1
  • Michael Sansom
    • 2
  • Stephen William Rees
    • 1
  1. 1.Geoenvironmental Research CentreCardiff UniversityUK
  2. 2.The Steel Construction InstituteUK

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