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Open Physics: Topical Issue on Advances on Modelling of Flowing and Transport in Porous Media

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Gongnan Xie, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China 
John C. Chai, University of Huddersfield, UK 
Zhao-Qin Huang, Colorado School of Mines, USA 
Liang Gong, Department of Energy and Power Engineering, China University of Petroleum, China


This Special Issue is dedicated to demonstrating recent advances in modeling fluid flow and related physicochemical transport and interfacial processes in natural or engineered porous materials. These processes include single and multiphase flow, heat and mass transport, particle flow, chemical reactions occurring in the pore space or skeletal deformation of porous media. Papers may report on original research, the most recent developments and research efforts in this field, or offer perspectives on future prospects.

Aim and scope:

  • Flow dynamics and heat/mass transfer in porous media
  • Multiscale and multifield coupling theory in porous media
  • Transport in micro- and nano- porous media
  • Particle flow in porous media
  • Non-Darcian, non-Newtonian, non-isothermal, and nonlinear theories
  • Flow dynamics and transfer in dual porous media
  • Porous transport in resources, energy, environment, and chemical and bioscience fields
  • Applications of fractal geometry in modeling of transport in porous media
  • Thermo-mechanical performance of porous media
  • Numerical methods and optimization methods for porous media
  • Other topics on the transport phenomena in porous media


The authors are kindly invited to register at our paper processing system at Editorial Manager and submit their contribution using a special track established for this topical issue. All papers will go through the Open Physics’ high standards, quick, fair and comprehensive peer-review procedure. Instructions for authors are available here http://www.degruyter.com/view/supplement/s23915471_Instruction_For_Authors.pdf

In case of any questions please contact Coordinating Editor or Managing Editor.