EXPERIMENTAL RESULTS FOR NATURAL CONVECTION IN VERTICAL ENCLOSURES PARTIALLY FILLED WITH A POROUS MEDIUM.

Wai Cheung Timothy Tong, M. A. Faruque, S. Orangi, S. B. Sathe

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Abstract

This paper describes the results of an experimental study on steady-state natural convective heat transfer in a rectangular enclosure vertically divided into a fluid-saturated porous region and a fluid-filled region. The two regions were separated by an impermeable partition. The vertical boundaries were kept isothermal and the horizontal boundaries were kept adiabatic. Experimental runs were carried out for different enclosure aspect ratios, Rayleigh numbers and thicknesses of the porous region. The results verified an earlier prediction that the heat transfer could be minimized by partially filling the enclosure with a porous material rather than filling it entirely.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-93
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Heat Transfer Division, (Publication) HTD
Volume56
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1986
Externally publishedYes
EventNatural Convection in Porous Media. Presented at the AIAA/ASME 4th Thermophysics and Heat Transfer Conference. - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: 1 Dec 1986 → …

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Mechanical Engineering

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