THE EFFECT OF CONTAINER SHAPE AND POROUS MEDIA ON HEAT TRANSFER
Mays Subhi Sadeq, Zena Khalefa Kadhim
Wasit University, College of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Department
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The Porous media play a major role in improving heat transfer and saving system from three decades for energy production and storage system. In this research, the porous media was investigated in a container with 20 cm width, 20 cm high and 2.7 cm depth. The two side of the container was left isolated; the base of the container was set to heat flux of 500 W/m2, whereas the top of the container was set to heat convection with 10 W/m2 oC, heat transfer coefficient. Three materials was used as medium (Aluminum, Al2O3, Glass, and Silica -sand). The results shows that the Glass and water porous media give the maximum velocity and pressure, Aluminum and water porous media give the minimum velocity, temperature and pressure