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DOI 10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2008.08.041
Title (Primary) Augmentation of heat transfer from a solid cylinder wrapped with a porous layer
Author Bhattacharyya, S.; Singh, A.K.
Journal International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer
Year 2009
Department ENVINF
Volume 52
Issue 7-8
Page From 1991
Page To 2001
Language englisch
Keywords Porous foam; Convective heat transfer; Pressure correction

In the present study, the heat transfer from a porous wrapped solid cylinder is considered. The heated cylinder is placed horizontally and is subjected to a uniform cross-flow. The aim is to investigate the heat transfer augmentation through the inclusion of a porous wrapper. The porous layer is of foam material with high porosity and thermal conductivity. The mixed convection is studied for different values of flow parameters such as Reynolds number (based on radius of solid cylinder and stream velocity), Grashof number, permeability and thermal conductivity of the porous material. The optimal value of porous layer thickness for heat transfer augmentation and its dependence on other properties of the porous foam is obtained. The flow field is analyzed through a single domain approach in which the porous layer is considered as a pseudo-fluid and the composite region as a continuum. A pressure correction based iterative algorithm is used for computation. Our results show that a thin porous wrapper of high thermal conductivity can enhance the rate of heat transfer substantially. Periodic vortex shedding is observed from the porous shrouded solid cylinder for high values of Reynolds number. The frequency of oscillation due to vortex shedding is dampened due to the presence of the porous coating. Beyond a critical value of the porous layer thickness, the average rate of heat transfer approaches asymptotically the value corresponding to the case where the heated cylinder is embedded in an unbounded porous medium.

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Bhattacharyya, S., Singh, A.K. (2009):
Augmentation of heat transfer from a solid cylinder wrapped with a porous layer
Int. J. Heat Mass Transf. 52 (7-8), 1991 - 2001