Articles | Volume 25, issue 2
Research article
06 Apr 2018
Research article |  | 06 Apr 2018

Experimental study of forced convection heat transport in porous media

Nicola Pastore, Claudia Cherubini, Dimitra Rapti, and Concetta I. Giasi

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