Generation of entropy and forced convection of heat in a conduit partially filled with porous media- Local thermal non-equilibrium and exothermicity effects applied thermal engineering

Torabi, M., Karimi, N. , Zhang, K. and Peterson, G.P. (2016) Generation of entropy and forced convection of heat in a conduit partially filled with porous media- Local thermal non-equilibrium and exothermicity effects applied thermal engineering. Applied Thermal Engineering, 106, pp. 518-536. (doi:10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2016.06.036)

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Abstract

The performance of a two-dimensional, axisymmetric channel with porous inserts attached to the walls is analyzed from the perspective of the first and second laws of thermodynamics. In this analysis, the flow is assumed to be fully developed with a constant heat flux imposed on the external surfaces of the walls, while heat could be internally generated by the fluid and solid phases. Using a Darcy-Brinkman model of momentum transport along with a two-equation thermal energy model, a convective model was developed to describe the thermal boundary conditions on the porous-fluid interface. The so-called Model A was employed on the walls of the channel and semi-analytical solutions were developed for the hydrodynamic, temperature, entropy generation fields and the Nusselt number, and an extensive parametric study was subsequently, conducted. The results indicated that the inclusion of exothermicity leads to significant modifications in the thermal and entropic behaviour of the system. In particular, through comparison with the recent literature, it was demonstrated that exothermicity can significantly impact the influence of the porous-fluid interface model upon the generation of both the local and total entropy within the system.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Karimi, Dr Nader
Authors: Torabi, M., Karimi, N., Zhang, K., and Peterson, G.P.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Journal Name:Applied Thermal Engineering
Publisher:Pergamon Press
ISSN:1359-4311
ISSN (Online):1873-5606
Published Online:07 June 2016
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 Elsevier
First Published:First published in Applied Thermal Engineering 106:518-536
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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