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TECHNICAL PAPERS: Porous Media, Particles, and Droplets

Forced Convection in High Porosity Metal Foams

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V. V. Calmidi, R. L. Mahajan

CAMPmode, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO 80309-0427

J. Heat Transfer 122(3), 557-565 (Feb 14, 2000) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1287793 History: Received May 17, 1999; Revised February 14, 2000
Copyright © 2000 by ASME
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Figures

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Picture of a typical metal foam sample
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Schematic of the experimental setup used for the forced convection experiments
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Schematic of side and top views of metal foam samples used in the experiments
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Variation in wall temperature with average flow velocity (Sample 2, Table 1)
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Schematic of numerical domain with boundary conditions
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Nu as a function of ReKPre for different values of CT. Data are for Sample 2.
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Nondimensional temperature along the transverse direction. CT=0.52, Sample 2.
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Solid and fluid phase local heat transfer rate. Sample 2, ReK=103.8.
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Nu as a ReKPre with dispersion effect included (CD=0.1). Data is for Sample 2.
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Nusselt number as a function of ReKPre for different values of CD (Sample H3)
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Comparison of numerical simulations (this study) with the experimental results in Hunt and Tien 2 for samples in Table 4
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Nusselt number as a function of ReK for the five PPl samples (Table 1)
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Nusselt number as a function of ReK for the ten PPl samples (Table 1)
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Nusselt number as a function of ReK for the 20 PPl samples (Table 1)
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Nusselt number as a function of ReK for the 40 PPl samples (Table 1)

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