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Journal Article


Numerical Heat Transfer, Part A: Applications, Taylor & Francis, Volume 56, Number 9, p.764–784 (2009)



In recent years, porous or solid insert has been used in a duct for enhancing heat transfer in high temperature thermal equipment, where both convective and radiative heat transfer play a major role. In the present work, the study of heat transfer enhancement is carried out for flow through a square duct with a porous or a solid insert. Most of the analyses are carried out for a porous insert. The hydrodynamically developing flow field is solved using the Navier–Stokes equation and the Darcy–Brinkman model is considered for solving the flow in the porous region. The radiative heat transfer is included in the analysis by coupling the radiative transfer equation to the energy equation. The fluid considered is CO2 with temperature dependent thermophysical properties. Both the fluid and the porous medium are considered as gray participating medium. The increase in heat transfer is analyzed by comparing the bulk mean temperature, Nusselt number, and radiative heat flux for different porous size and orientation, Reyonlds number, and Darcy number.

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P. Parthasarathy, Talukdar, P., and Dr. Ratna Kishore V., “Enhancement of heat transfer with porous/solid insert for laminar flow of a participating gas in a 3-D square duct”, Numerical Heat Transfer, Part A: Applications, vol. 56, pp. 764–784, 2009.