Conference Dates

July 3-8, 2016


Studies of convection in porous media continue to be of scientific interest due to the increasing utility of highly-conductive porous materials in heat exchange applications. Of central interest is the ability to model flow and heat transfer through a porous material with high accuracy in a manner that is computationally inexpensive. To this end, use of thermal-equilibrium (TE) or non-thermal-equilibrium (NTE) volume–averaged techniques are of great interest, but use of such methods requires information that is averaged out to be supplied as model coefficients for simple constitutive models that characterize the physical processes. Such models and coefficients are typically derived from either experiments or calculations of pore-level activity in idealized porous materials.

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