Naming convention for fluxes
Currently we consider the flow of energy, mass or momentum as "fluxes" within the local residual classes, fluxVars, flux laws (e.g, Darcy and Fick), etc. However, they are actually absolute flows (e.g. in kg/s).
I know this is hairsplitting at its finest but my impression is that the literature commonly considers "fluxes" as "flow of some quantity per area" (such as kg/(sm²)). It also caused some confusion for me sometimes as I first have to look up if the multiplication with
scvf.area() was already performed or not.
@all What is your opinion? Are there citable sources which actually do consider "fluxes" as something absolute? Should we bother to rename our stuff for sake of consistency?