Publisher description for Flow and transport in porous media and fractured rock : from classical methods to modern approaches / Muhammad Sahimi.
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Theoretical and experimental approaches to flow, hydrodynamic dispersion, and miscible displacements in porous media and fractured rock are considered. Two different approaches are discussed and contrasted with each other. The first approach is based on the classical equations of flow and transport, called 'continuum models'. The second approach is based on modern methods of statistical physics of disordered media; that is, on 'discrete models', which have become increasingly popular over the past 15 years. The book is unique in its scope, since (1) there is currently no book that compares the two approaches, and covers all important aspects of porous media problems; and (2) includes discussion of fractured rocks, which so far has been treated as a separate subject.
Portions of the book would be suitable for an advanced undergraduate course. The book would be ideal for graduate courses on the subject, and can be used by chemical, petroleum, civil, environmental engineers, and geologists, as well as physicists, applied physicist and allied scientists that deal with various porous media problems.
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Porous materials -- Mathematical models.
Transport theory -- Mathematical models.
Groundwater flow -- Mathematical models.
Rocks -- Permeability -- Mathematical models.