Thermal Analysis of Vertical Flow of Steam Through a Porous Media

Asaad Salim Bded‡, Shaheed Mahdi Talib†, Farhan Lafta Rashid‡


‡University of Kerbala/ Petroleum Engineering Department

†Ministry of Education/General Directorate of Education in Kerbala

Corresponding Author Email: farhan.lefta@uokerbala.edu.iq

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The heat, mass, and flow transfer through mixing area of fluid with porous materials used in many applications like heating of pipe, production engineering, materials isolation, and building envelope. Chiefly the slip impact at the interface between the porous media and fluid which has been important in the fluid flow, mass, and heat transfer. In this paper, thermal simulation and numerical to analyze the flows of fluid within porous material as porous media is achieved. Results were obtained for different flow velocity (Reynolds number) of steam ranged of (37374, 42315, 47275, and 52070) with inlet temperature of 400 K. The increase in Reynolds number (flow velocity) increases the pressure distribution along the porous zone segment. Velocity of steam is higher at inlet and outlet and be lower at the porous zone, so the increase in steam flow velocity increases velocity distribution. Steam temperature enter at high value at the inlet (400 K) and reduces along the segment distance (Z/L). The increase in steam flow velocity increases temperature along the section.