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Porosity and Effective Thermal Conductivity of Wire Screens

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Won Soon Chang

Wright Research & Development Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433

J. Heat Transfer 112(1), 5-9 (Feb 01, 1990) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2910365 History: Received October 29, 1987; Online May 23, 2008

Abstract

A simple theoretical model based on combined series and parallel conduction for the effective thermal conductivity of fluid-saturated screens has been developed. The present model has been compared with the existing correlations and experimental data available in literature, and it has been found that the model is effective in predicting thermal conductivity. The study also demonstrates that it is important to include the actual thickness of the wire screen in order to calculate the porosity accurately.

Copyright © 1990 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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