Numerical prediction of convection

Aniruddha Bagchi, Francis A. Kulacki

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Abstract

The governing conservation equations contain seven dimensionless parameters that determine the heat transfer characteristics of the superposed fluid-porous layer system. They are the heater-to-base length ratio, δ, the porous layer-to-total height ratio, η, the overall aspect ratio, A, the Darcy number, Da, the fluid Prandtl number, Pr, the solid-to-fluid conductivity ratio, λ, and the overall Rayleigh number, Ra. To present a thorough parametric analysis of the problem, the effect of each parameter on the flow and temperature fields and on overall heat transfer coefficients is discussed in this chapter.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology
PublisherSpringer- Verlag
Pages27-57
Number of pages31
Edition9781461465751
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

Publication series

NameSpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology
Number9781461465751
ISSN (Print)2191-530X
ISSN (Electronic)2191-5318

Keywords

  • Aspect ratio
  • Conductivity ratio
  • Darcy number
  • Fluid-porous height ratio
  • Heater length ratio
  • Local heating natural convection
  • Prandtl number

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    Bagchi, A., & Kulacki, F. A. (2014). Numerical prediction of convection. In SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology (9781461465751 ed., pp. 27-57). (SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology; No. 9781461465751). Springer- Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-6576-8_4