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Compact Analytical Models of Effective Thermal Conductivity of Rough Spheroid Packed Beds

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M. Bahrami, M. M. Yovanovich, J. R. Culham

University of Waterloo

Paper No. IMECE2004-60129, pp. 307-320; 14 pages
doi:10.1115/IMECE2004-60129
From:
  • ASME 2004 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Heat Transfer, Volume 3
  • Anaheim, California, USA, November 13 – 19, 2004
  • Conference Sponsors: Heat Transfer Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4711-X | eISBN: 0-7918-4178-2, 0-7918-4179-0, 0-7918-4180-4
  • Copyright © 2004 by ASME

abstract

New compact analytical models for predicting the effective thermal conductivity of regularly packed beds of rough spheres immersed in a stagnant gas are developed. Existing models do not consider either the influence of the spheres roughness or the rarefaction of the interstitial gas on the conductivity of the beds. Contact mechanics and thermal analyses are performed for uniform size spheres packed in SC and FCC arrangements and the results are presented in the form of compact relationships. The present model accounts for the thermophysical properties of spheres and the gas, contact load, spheres diameter, spheres roughness and asperities slope, and temperature and pressure of the gas. The present model is compared with experimental data for SC and FCC packed beds and good agreement is observed. The experimental data cover a wide range of the contact load, surface roughness, interstitial gas type, and gas temperature and pressure.

Copyright © 2004 by ASME

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