Journal of Applied Mathematics and Decision Sciences
Volume 4 (2000), Issue 2, Pages 165-173
Modelling fluid flow and heat transfer in a saturated porous medium
Department of Engineering Science, University of Auckland, Auckland Private Bag 92019, New Zealand
Copyright © 2000 D. A. Nield. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Since the days of Darcy, many refinements have been made to the
equations used to model single-phase fluid flow and heat transfer in a
saturated porous medium, to allow for such basic things as inertial
effects, boundary friction and viscous dissipation, and also
additional effects such as those due to rotation or a magnetic
field. These developments are reviewed.