Heat and moisture transfer with sorption and condensation in porous clothing assemblies and numerical simulation

Jintu Fan, Z. Luo, Y. Li

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Abstract

A dynamic model of heat and moisture transfer with sorption and condensation in porous clothing assemblies is presented in this paper. The model considers for the first time the effect of water content in the porous fibrous batting on the effective thermal conductivity as well as radiative heat transfer, which is a very important mode of heat transfer when there is a great difference in the boundary temperatures. The distributions of temperature, moisture concentration and liquid water content in the porous media for different material parameters and boundary conditions were numerically computed and compared. The presented numerical results showed that the condensation zone expends towards its boundaries with time. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved. A dynamic model of heat and moisture transfer with sorption and condensation in porous clothing assemblies is presented in this paper. The model considers for the first time the effect of water content in the porous fibrous batting on the effective thermal conductivity as well as radiative heat transfer, which is a very important mode of heat transfer when there is a great difference in the boundary temperatures. The distributions of temperature, moisture concentration and liquid water content in the porous media for different material parameters and boundary conditions were numerically computed and compared. The presented numerical results showed that the condensation zone expends towards its boundaries with time.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2989-3000
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer
Volume43
Issue number16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Aug 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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