Special Issue "Applications of Fractal Geometry Theory in Porous Media"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2023 | Viewed by 1934
Since B.B. Mandelbrot’s establishment of the Fractal Geometry Theory in nature in the 1980s, the theory has received steady worldwide attention and obtained great progress; nowadays, having been applied in many fields, such as mathematics, physics, material science and engineering, geophysics, oil/gas/water reservoir engineering, energy engineering, biomaterials, etc. It is well known that porous media widely exist in nature, laboratories and engineering, such as soils, oil/gas/water reservoirs, fibrous materials, concretes, ceramic materials, bio-materials, organic bodies, etc., whose microstructures exhibit the fractal characteristics. Many reports also show that the transport properties (such as thermal conductivities, permeabilities, gas diffusivities, electric conductivity, wave transport ability, etc.) are closely related to the microstructural parameters of porous media and, due to their complicated microstructures, it is still challenging to predict their transport properties. Fortunately, since the fractal geometry theory may be applied to porous media to characterize their microstructural parameters and properties, the area of the “Applications of Fractal Geometry Theory in Porous Media” has continuously been one of the most attractive research topics in the field of fractals and fractional orders.
This Special Issue focuses on the “Applications of Fractal Geometry Theory in Porous Media”. We invite you to submit comprehensive review articles and original research papers, this Special Issue covering, but not being limited to, the following topics:
- Fractal geometry theory for porous media;
- Applications of the fractal geometry theory in oil/gas/water reservoir engineering;
- Applications of the fractal geometry theory in fibrous materials;
- Applications of the fractal geometry theory in composites;
- Applications of the fractal geometry theory in concretes;
- Applications of the fractal geometry theory in soils;
- Applications of the fractal geometry theory in geological structures;
- Applications of the fractal geometry theory in ceramic and biomaterials;
- Other fractal-based approaches and applications in porous media.
Prof. Dr. Boming Yu
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