Heat and Mass Transfer in Porous Media (ME 880.3)

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ME 880 02 January 2016 Carey Simonson (primary instructor)


The principles of heat and mass transfer in porous media for single or two-phase flows: conduction, convection and radiation, macroscopic and microscopic flow models, thermodynamics of capillary systems, transport from porous surface interface, local volume averaging methodology, simultaneous heat and mass transfer and flow with phase change (e.g. drying theory). Finite difference numerical models and boundary conditions are developed for the above phenomena and applied to typical physical problems.


Undergraduate courses in thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid mechanics and at least one graduate course in heat transfer or fluid mechanics; or permission of the instructor.

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