He also illustrates the constitutive laws and equations by demonstrating some of their classical applications
It is aimed at students or engineers who may not be looking specifically to become theoreticians in porous media, but wish to integrate knowledge of porous media with their previous scientific culture, or who may have encountered them when dealing with a technological problem
Priority is to put forward the constitutive laws in concrete circumstances without going into technical detail
The understanding of transport phenomena in porous media is a challenging intellectual task
This book provides a detailed analysis of the aspects required for the understanding of many experimental techniques in the field of porous media transport phenomena
This first volume in the three-volume series focuses on fluids in equilibrium in the pore space interfaces, the equilibrium of solutions and freezing in porous media and gives experimental investigations of capillary behavior and porometry, and sorption and porometry.
This pore space can be occupied by one or more fluids
While avoiding the details of the more mathematical and abstract developments of the theories of macroscopization, the author gives as accurate and rigorous an idea as possible of the methods used to establish the major laws of macroscopic behavior in porous media