Coupled diffusion and seepage problem in porous media

Yasuaki Ichikawa, Jung Hae Choi, Byung Cheol Kim

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Based on mass conservation law a coupled scheme of diffusion and seepage is given for porous media saturated with a multi-component solution. Note that both phenomena have independently treated in the classical theory of porous materials. In the seepage problem we shed light on a physical implication of seepage velocity. In the diffusion problem we show sorption can be introduced on concepts of a source term, a distribution factor or an equation of adsorption isotherm. A practical procedure to evaluate diffusion coefficient is also shown.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)851-857
Number of pages7
JournalZairyo/Journal of the Society of Materials Science, Japan
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Coupling
  • Diffusion
  • Multi-component solution
  • Porous media
  • Seepage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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