Numerical Investigations on Fluid Flow through Porous Media and Empirical Correlation for Pressure Drop
Siva Murali Mohan Reddy. A1, Venkatesh M. Kulkarni2
1Mr. Siva Murali Mohan Reddy. A, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sapthagiri College of Engineering, Bangalore (Karnataka), India.
2Dr. Venkatesh M. Kulkarni, Professor, Department of Thermal Power Engineering, VTU Centre for Postgraduate Studies, Gulbarga (Karnataka), India.
Manuscript received on 23 May 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 13 June 2019 | Manuscript Published on 27 June 2019 | PP: 235-240 | Volume-8 Issue-1C May 2019 | Retrieval Number: A10420581C19/2019©BEIESP
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Abstract: This paper presents a numerical investigation on the effect of parameters like bed to particle diameter ratio, shape of the porous material, porosity and particle diameter by which the porous medium has been made on pressure drop. And the direct empirical correlations for the same are established. Core and annulus are the two shapes of porous medium considered for investigation which are more popular in literature. It is observed that all the three parameters show a positive effect i.e reduction in pressure drop when their values are increased. Further investigation shows that there is a critical bed to particle diameter ratio beyond which the effect of shape of the porous medium on pressure drop is negligible.
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Scope of the Article: Fluid Mechanics