Providing the reader with a solid understanding of the fundamentals as well as an awareness of recent advances in properties and applications of cellular and porous materials, this handbook and ready reference covers all important analytical and numerical methods for characterizing and predicting thermal properties. In so doing it directly addresses the special characteristics of foam-like and hole-riddled materials, combining theoretical and experimental aspects for characterization purposes.
Andreas Ochsner is Professor in the Department of Applied Mechanics at the Technical University of Malaysia, Malaysia. Having obtained a Master Degree in Aeronautical Engineering at the Universityof Stuttgart (1997), Germany, he spent the time from 1997-2003 at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg as a research and teaching assistant to obtain his Ph.D. in Engineering Sciences. From 2003-2006, he worked as Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Head of the Cellular Metals Group of the affiliated research unit of the University of Aveiro, Portugal. He has published over 140 research papers and organized three international conferences on diffusion in solids and liquids. Graeme E. Murch is Professor of Materials Engineering (Personal Chair) and Head of the Solid State Diffusion Group of the School of Engineering at the University of Newcastle, Australia. He has published over 200 research papers and is author of 3 book chapters. The work of his research group is focused among others on the development of new Monte Carlo Approaches for complex heat and mass diffusion problems in solids. Professor Much is the Editor of the periodicals Materials Science Forum and Defect and Diffusion Forum/Solid State Phenomena. Marcelo J. S. de Lemos is Professor in the Computational Transport Phenomena Laboratory of the Aeronautical Institute of Technology ITA, Brazil. After obtaining his Master of Science Degree in 1979 on Mechanical Engineering from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, he spent four years at Purdue University, USA, to obtain his Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering. He received Postdoc Fellowships at Argonne National Laboratory, USA, 1984-1986 and Ruhr-Universitat Bochum, Germany, from 1991-1992. Professor de Lemos has authored over 300 publications, including a book and four book chapters.
Interfacial Heat Transport in Highly Permeable Media - A Finite Volume Approach Effective Thermal Properties of Hollow-Sphere-Structures - A Finite Element Approach Thermal Properties of Composite Materials and Porous Media: Lattice-Based Monte Carlo Approaches Fluid Dynamics in Porous Media - A Boundary Element Approach Analytical Methods for Heat Conduction in Composites and Porous Media Modeling of Composite Heat Transfer in Open-Cellular Porous Materials at High Temperatures Thermal Conduction Through Porous Systems Thermal Property of Lotus-Type Porous Copper and Application to Heat Sinks Thermal Characterization of Open-Celled Metal Foams by Direct Simulation Heat Transfer in Open-Celled Foams Subjected to Oscillating Flow Radiative and Conductive Thermal Properties of Foams On the Application of Optimization Techniques to Heat Transfer in Cellular Materials