Experimental Investigation of the Potential of Metallic Porous Inserts in Enhancing Forced Convective Heat Transfer

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Bogdan I. Pavel, Abdulmajeed A. Mohamad

The University of Calgary, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Calgary, AB, T2N 1N4, Canada

J. Heat Transfer 126(4), 540-545 (Apr 23, 2004) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1773586 History: Received January 04, 2004; Revised April 23, 2004
Copyright © 2004 by ASME
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Porous medium manufactured from aluminum screens
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Temperatures recorded: (a) clear flow case; (b) porous medium 2; (c) porous medium 6; (d) porous medium 9; and (e) porous medium 12
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Experimental data: (a) length-averaged temperature of the heated section; (b) length-averaged Nusselt number; and (c) pressure drop
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Evaluation of the improvement in Nu number generated by each porous medium in comparison with the clear flow case
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Evaluation of the hydrodynamic performance of each porous medium




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