Numerical Investigation of Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow Characteristics Inside Wavy Channels Fully Filled With Porous Media

Fahad Sabah Mansoor, Amir Sultan Dawood

Abstract


The combined effect of waviness and porous media on the convection heat transfer and fluid flow characteristics is numerically investigated. Two models of wavy walled channel fully filled with homogenous porous material are assumed. The first was the symmetric converging-diverging channel (case A), and the second was the channel with concave-convex walls (case B). The governing equations have been solved on non-orthogonal grid, which is generated by Poisson elliptic equations, based on ADI method. Nusselt number values are used to indicate whether any cases of corrugation studied may have led to an increase in the rate of heat transferred compared with the planar surface channel which is the purpose of the study. The results show that case A gives more enhancement in heat transfer than case B. However, the thermal performance of the wavy channels (cases A & B) is better than the straight channel (simple duct).


Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.5539/mer.v3n2p13

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