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Old   April 5, 2004, 10:11
Default Tube bundle simulation using porous media
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Jitendra
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Hi everybody,

I am simulating a flow through tube bundle (inside heat exchanger) and I want to simulate the bundle using porous media (or equivalent source terms) Now from some coorelations (grimsons charts) I have got the pressure drop - velocity relation for my case. Now the problem is how to define the source term so as to take care of bundle as resistance.

Any help is highly appreciated.

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Old   April 6, 2004, 13:19
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George
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This dependes on the program you are using, generally you will find an answer to your question in the "porous media" section of the manual.
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Old   April 13, 2004, 07:57
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Rami
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Jitendra,

I have sent you by e-mail an extract of a report on this issue (including a model for convective heat transfer from the array as well).

I hope it is useful, Rami
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