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By T. Wu, K. Hutter (auth.), R. De Boer (eds.)

The EUROMECH Colloquium 366, 'Porous Media - thought and Experiments' was once held on the Bildungszentrum fiir die Entsorgungs-und Wasserwirtschaft GmbH B·E·W, Essen, Germany, from 23 to 27 June 1997. The aim of EUROMECH 366 was once the presentation of modern findings within the macroscopic porous media idea (mixture idea limited by way of the amount fraction proposal) pertaining to common thoughts and detailed investigations within the theoretical in addition to the experimental box. Herein, numerical effects requiring new answer concepts have been additionally to be integrated. furthermore, foundations of primary kingdom­ ments within the macroscopic porous media thought (e.g. the powerful tension precept for incompressible and compressible components by means of micromechanic investigations) have been welcome. Emphasis was once put upon the necessity to assemble scientists from numerous branches the place porous media theories playa dominant position, specifically from theoretical mechanics, agriculture, biomechanics, chemical engineering, geophysics and soil mechanics in addition to from petroleum strength and environmental engineering. greater than eighty humans from 12 assorted international locations expressed their curiosity within the Colloquium, and at last, fifty eight took half within the assembly proposing forty two papers. one of the talks have been seven crucial lectures given via major scientists within the a.m. fields invited via the organizers. As Chairman of EUROMECH 366, i want to thank the co-chairmen and all of my co-workers from the Institute of Mechanics, facebook 10, collage of Essen, for his or her assist in organizing the Colloquium, specifically, Dr.-Ing. W. Walther, Priv.-Doz.

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