June 22-27, 2014
CFD solutions of multi-phase, single-component flow through a vertical channel, filled with a porous medium, heated from one side, are shown. Steady-state solutions are presented for Darcian flow through capillary porous media. Local thermal non- equilibrium is used with a two-phase mixture. The effects of variation of Peclet-number and dimensionless heat input are shown. The displacement effect of the super-heated vapor reduces the free cross-section of flow of the liquid fluid and accelerates the liquid fluid flowing past the evaporation front. The temperatures, liquid saturations, liquid and vapor heat transfer coefficients are shown for cases with super-heated vapor.
Franz Lindner, Michael Pfitzner, and Christian Mundt, "Phase change with local thermal non-equilibrium in a two-phase mixture model" in "5th International Conference on Porous Media and Their Applications in Science, Engineering and Industry", Prof. Kambiz Vafai, University of California, Riverside; Prof. Adrian Bejan, Duke University; Prof. Akira Nakayama, Shizuoka University; Prof. Oronzio Manca, Seconda Università degli Studi Napoli Eds, ECI Symposium Series, (2014). http://dc.engconfintl.org/porous_media_V/27