TECHNICAL PAPERS: Forced Convection

Modified Hazen-Dupuit-Darcy Model for Forced Convection of a Fluid With Temperature-Dependent Viscosity

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Arunn Narasimhan, José L. Lage

Laboratory for Porous Materials Applications, Mechanical Engineering Department, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX 75275 0337

J. Heat Transfer 123(1), 31-38 (Aug 20, 2000) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1332778 History: Received May 02, 2000; Revised August 20, 2000
Copyright © 2001 by ASME
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Schematic of the flow channel considered for investigation
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Summary of hydrodynamic regimes for forced convection of fluid with temperature-dependent viscosity through a heated porous medium channel
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ζμ and ζC versus heat flux
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Average deviation between curve-fit model results and numerical results
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Verification of one (ζμC=1) and two (ζμC) coefficients model, Eq. (21)
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Variation of the temperature profile at mid-plane (x=L/2) for increasing heat flux
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Longitudinal velocity profiles at mid-plane (x=L/2) for increasing heat flux
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Comparison of three HDD alternatives with numerical results for qw=38×10−3. Insert: relative pressure-drop error ε for the three HDD alternatives.
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Longitudinal nondimensional pressure-drop versus drag-ratio parameter λ for several heat fluxes



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