Measurement of Interstitial Convective Heat Transfer and Frictional Drag for Flow Across Metal Foams

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J.-J. Hwang

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Chung-Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan 300, ROC

G.-J. Hwang, R.-H. Yeh

Department of Power Mechanical Engineering, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan 300, ROC

C.-H. Chao

Department of Electrical Engineering, Ta-Hwa Institute of Technology, Hsinchu, Taiwan 300, ROC

J. Heat Transfer 124(1), 120-129 (May 15, 2001) (10 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1416690 History: Received November 17, 2000; Revised May 15, 2001
Copyright © 2002 by ASME
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Sketch of the experimental setup
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Schematic drawing of the test section
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Photograph of the aluminum foam matrix
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Relation between (ΔP/L)/(μu) and ρfu/μ
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Flow chart of the transient single-blow technique
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Friction factor in the aluminum foam channel
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Comparison of flow structure around the aluminum foams of different porosities
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Histories of the inlet and outlet air temperatures
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Solid material temperature distributions along the streamwise direction
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Volumetric heat transfer coefficient as a function of the Reynolds number
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Volumetric heat transfer coefficient as a function of the nondimensional pumping power
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Comparison of the pore Nusselt number between the present and previous works



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