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Numerical Investigation of Heat Transfer in Forced Convection in a Helical Pipe Filled With a Porous Medium

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Liping Cheng, Andrey V. Kuznetsov

North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

Paper No. HT2005-72059, pp. 243-250; 8 pages
  • ASME 2005 Summer Heat Transfer Conference collocated with the ASME 2005 Pacific Rim Technical Conference and Exhibition on Integration and Packaging of MEMS, NEMS, and Electronic Systems
  • Heat Transfer: Volume 1
  • San Francisco, California, USA, July 17–22, 2005
  • Conference Sponsors: Heat Transfer Division and Electronic and Photonic Packaging Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4731-4 | eISBN: 0-7918-3762-9
  • Copyright © 2005 by ASME


This paper investigates numerically heat transfer in a helical pipe filled with a fluid saturated porous medium. The analysis is based on the full momentum equation for porous media that accounts for the Brinkman and Forchheimer extensions of the Darcy law as well as for the flow inertia. Numerical computations are performed in an orthogonal helical coordinate system. The effects of the Darcy number, the Forchheimer coefficient as well as the Dean and Germano numbers on the axial flow velocity, secondary flow, temperature distribution, and the Nusselt number are analyzed.

Copyright © 2005 by ASME



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