This paper is concerned with heat and moisture transport in three-dimensional porous textile media with complex phase change, condensation/evaporation, and absorption. The physical process is described as multiphase and multicomponent (air, vapor, water, and heat) flow governed by a system of nonlinear, degenerate, and strongly coupled parabolic equations. In this paper, we prove global existence of a positive weak solution under the physical assumption that the initial and background temperatures are not higher than about 1000K.
|Number of pages||26|
|Journal||SIAM Journal on Mathematical Analysis|
|Publication status||Published - 28 May 2012|
- Porous media
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Computational Mathematics
- Applied Mathematics