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Friction Factor for Isothermal and Nonisothermal Flow Through Porous Media

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J. C. Koh, J. L. Dutton, B. A. Benson

The Boeing Co., Seattle, Wash.

A. Fortini

NASA-Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio

J. Heat Transfer 99(3), 367-373 (Aug 01, 1977) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3450704 History: Received December 14, 1976; Online August 11, 2010

Abstract

Measurements were performed to determine the pressure drops for gaseous flow through porous materials of different microstructures, porosities, and thickness under isothermal and nonisothermal conditions at various temperature levels. Results were satisfactorily correlated by a simple equation relating the friction factor to the Reynolds number and porosities.

Copyright © 1977 by ASME
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