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Investigation of porescale random porous media using lattice boltzmann method
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The permeability and tortuosity of porescale two and threedimensional random porous media were calculated using the Lattice Boltzmann method (LBM). Effects of geometrical parameters of medium on permeability and tortuosity were investigated as well. Two major models of random porous media were reconstructed by computerized tomography method: Randomly distributed rectangular obstacles in a unitcell as twodimensional porous media, and random granular media in a cubic unitcell as threedimensional porous media. Results were validated using available theoretical, experimental, and numerical results from the literature. It is observed that permeability is a weak function of porosity in low porosity regions, but a strong function of porosity at high porosities. It also depends on the aspect ratio and hydraulic diameter of obstacles.Permeability results were obtained regarding to 73 random twodimensional samples with different porosities and obstacle aspect ratios. Also 29 random spherepackings including three different cases with three different sphere diameters were investigated as threedimensional cases. Employing nonlinear regression based on the “leastsquares” method, two permeability correlations were proposed with minimum curvefitting errors. Besides, the effect of porosity on required timesteps to reach the converged solutions was investigated. It is concluded that an increase in the required timesteps to convergence is seen with reaching both high and low ends of porosity.© 2015 Published by Semnan University Press. All rights reserved.
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Alireza
Azhdari Heravi
Semnan University
Semnan University
Iran(Islamic Republic of Iran)
a.azhdari85@gmail.com


Farhad
Talebi
Semnan University
Semnan University
Iran(Islamic Republic of Iran)
ftalebi@semnan.ac.ir


Mohmmad Sadegh
Valipour
Semnan University
Semnan University
Iran(Islamic Republic of Iran)
msvalipour@semnan.ac.ir
Lattice Boltzmann
porescale simulation
Creeping flow
Random porous media
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Investigation of purge time in cathodic deadend mode PEMFC
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Recently, special type of fuel cells has been developed that operates in a Dead End mode. Working in this condition, the DeadEnd fuel cell is supplied withhydrogen almost at the same rate of consumption. It is noteworthy to mention thatall of the water transport mechanisms have been considered in this simulation.Water accumulation that is directly proportional to the cell current is of a greatimportance and has a negative impact on the cell voltage and its performance.Hence, water and gas management in DeadEnd mode should be handled properly.To do so, determining the suitable time of purge and its duration is valuable with adirect impact on cell performance. In this paper, the channel and gas diffusion layerhave been considered as a single control volume and the blockage effect has beeninvestigated by means of thermodynamic analysis. In order to obtain a reasonableassumption, we have studied three different scenarios: GDL flooding, channelflooding and GDLchannel flooding simultaneously. The influence of blockageeffect rate of gas diffusion layer and channel on cell voltage drop, performance andpurge time have been studied. Voltage drop curves in different operating conditionshave been presented and the results show an acceptable agreement withexperimental studies. These curves have been investigated for different currentdensities (0.5, 1 and 1.5 A/cm2), active areas (25, 50 and 100 cm2) andtemperatures (6080 °C).An Increase in temperature and in current density, reducespurge time interval, while increasing active area has an inverse impact. In highcurrent densities, the effect of temperature variation can be neglected.
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Amirmohammad
Khazaee Pool
School of Mechanical Engineering, Babol Noshirvani University of Technology, Iran
School of Mechanical Engineering, Babol Noshirvani
Iran(Islamic Republic of Iran)
amirm.khazaee@yahoo.com


Rouzbeh
Shafaghat
School of Mechanical Engineering, Babol Noshirvani University of Technology, Iran
School of Mechanical Engineering, Babol Noshirvani
Iran(Islamic Republic of Iran)
rshafaghat@nit.ac.ir


Qadir
Esmaili
School of Mechanical Engineering, Amol Islamic Azad University, Iran
School of Mechanical Engineering, Amol Islamic
Iran(Islamic Republic of Iran)
qesmaili@iauamol.ac.ir


Abbas
Ramiar
School of Mechanical Engineering, Amol Islamic Azad University, Iran
School of Mechanical Engineering, Amol Islamic
Iran(Islamic Republic of Iran)
aramiar@nit.ac.ir
DeadEnd Mode
PEMFC
Thermodynamic
Analysis
Voltage Losses
Purge Time
Temperature
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Numerical study of fluid flow and heat transfer in a gastank water heater
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Influence of a vent hood at the exit of exhaust flue gas and flue baffles in the firetube on the temperature and flow fields of a gas tank water heater, as well as thestructure and amount of heat transferred to the water tank has been studiednumerically using twodimensional steady state finite element simulation.Observations show that without a vent hood, there is a downward gas flow in theflue and a strong vortex in the lower burner chamber. Using a vent hood preventsthe gas back flow into the flue, and placing the flue baffles increases the heatdelivered to the water
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Mohammad Hossein
Tavakoli
Physics Department, BuAli Sina University, Hamedan, Iran
Physics Department, BuAli Sina University,
Iran(Islamic Republic of Iran)


Khatereh
Moharramkhani
Physics Department, BuAli Sina University, Hamedan, Iran
Physics Department, BuAli Sina University,
Iran(Islamic Republic of Iran)
h.moharamkhani@yahoo.com
Fluid flow
Heat transfer
Tank water heater
computer simulation
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Determination of stationary region boundary in multiple reference frames method in a mixing system agitated by Helical Ribbon Impeller using CFD
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The multiple reference frames (MRF) method is the most suitable method tosimulate impeller rotation in mixing systems. Precise determination of stationaryand moving zones in MRF method leads to accurate results in mixing performance.In this research, the entire volume of mixing system was divided into two zones.The kinetic energy values were used to distinguish the zones with differentvelocities. The lowvelocity zones, close to zero, were considered as the stationaryzone and higher velocities were considered as the moving zone. The standardgeometrical parameters were used for mixing system. The axial velocity and axialflow number were compared with literatures for validation. The values fordimensionless diameter of stationary zone at different Reynolds numbers wereachieved for Newtonian and nonNewtonian fluids that are in agreement withvalues applied in literatures. The results show that the dimensionless diameter ofstationary zone decreases as Reynolds number increases.
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Maryam
SanaieMoghadam
School of Chemical& Petroleum and Gas Engineering, Semnan University, Semnan, Iran.
School of Chemical& Petroleum and Gas
Iran(Islamic Republic of Iran)


Mansour
Jahangiri
School of Chemical& Petroleum and Gas Engineering, Semnan University, Semnan, Iran.
School of Chemical& Petroleum and Gas
Iran(Islamic Republic of Iran)
mjahangiri@semnan.ac.ir


Faramarz
Hormozi
School of Chemical& Petroleum and Gas Engineering, Semnan University, Semnan, Iran.
School of Chemical& Petroleum and Gas
Iran(Islamic Republic of Iran)
fhormozi@semnan.ac.ir
CFD
MRF
Helical Ribbon
Impeller
Mixing
NonNewtonian fluid
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2D Numerical Simulation of a Micro Scale RanqueHilsch Vortex Tube
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In this study, fluid flow and energy separation in a microscale RanqueHilschVortex Tube are numerically investigated. The flow is assumed as 2D, steady,compressible ideal gas, and shearstresstransport SST kW is found to be a bestchoice for modeling of turbulence phenomena. The results are in a good agreementwith the experimental results reported in the literature. The results show that fluidflow and energy separation inside the microscale vortex tube is quite similar tothose of traditional ones. Moreover, it is found that nondimensional forms of coldtemperature difference and refrigerating capacity are only dependent on cold massfraction. In addition, two correlations have been proposed to estimate nondimensional forms of cold temperature difference and refrigeration capacity in themicroscale vortex tube.
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Nader
Rahbar
Islamic Azad University, Semnan Branch
Islamic Azad University, Semnan Branch
Iran(Islamic Republic of Iran)
nrahbar@gmail.com


Mostafa
Shateri
Semnan Branch, Islamic Azad University
Semnan Branch, Islamic Azad University
Iran(Islamic Republic of Iran)
mostafashateri@gmail.com


Mohsen
Taherian
Semnan Branch, Islamic Azad University
Semnan Branch, Islamic Azad University
Iran(Islamic Republic of Iran)
m.taheriyan@gmail.com


Mohammad Sadegh
Valipour
Semnan University
Semnan University
Iran(Islamic Republic of Iran)
msvalipour@semnan.ac.ir
MicroScale Vortex Tube
energy separation
coldtemperature difference
refrigeration capacity
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Unsteady free convection flow between two vertical plates with variable temperature and mass diffusion
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The unsteady free convection flow between two long vertical parallel plates withvariable temperature and mass diffusion in the presence of the thermal radiation hasbeen presented. The governing dimensionless coupled linear partial differentialequations on the flow are solved by using the Laplace transform technique. TheExact solutions have been obtained for the fluid velocity, temperature and the massconcentration. The Representative numerical results for the fluid velocity,temperature, mass concentration and the shear stresses at the plate are presentedgraphically for the various pertinent flow parameters such as the radiationparameter, buoyancy forces, Schmidt number and time and studied in detail. Thestudy shows that these parameters have significant impact on the velocity,temperature, mass concentration and the shear stresses at the plates.
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Das
Department of Mathematics, University of Gour Banga, Malda 732 103, India
Department of Mathematics, University of
India
tutusanasd@yahoo.co.in


Rabindera
Jana
Department of Applied Mathematics, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore 721 102, India
Department of Applied Mathematics, Vidyasagar
India


Ali
Chamkha
Manufacturing Engineering Department, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, P.O. Box 1664, AlKhobar 31952, Saudi Arabia
Manufacturing Engineering Department, Prince
Saudi Arabia
achamkha@yahoo.com
Free convection
mass diffusion
vertical channel
thermal radiation
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Effects of the rectangular groove dimensions on the thermal features of the turbulent Al2O3water nanofluid flow in the grooved tubes
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The forced convection heat transfer of turbulent Al2O3water nanofluid flow inside the grooved tubeswith the different aspect ratio of the rectangular grooves is numerically investigated. The governingequations have been solved using finite volume method (FVM) coupled with SIMPLE algorithm. It isassumed the heat flux is constant on the grooved walls. The Singlephase approach is applied for thecomputation of the nanofluid flow. The Nanoparticles volume fraction is in the range of 05% and flowReynolds number is in the range of 10,00035,000. Comparisons between the numerical results andavailable experimental data show that among different turbulence models, kε model with enhanced walltreatment gives the better results. The results show that the heat transfer coefficient increases withnanoparticles volume fraction and Reynolds number but it is accompanied by pressure dropaugmentation. From the results, it is concluded that the grooved tubes with Al2O3water nanofluid floware thermodynamically advantageous. The Correlations for heat transfer coefficients have been presentedfor grooved tubes in different aspect ratios using the numerical results. The optimum geometric ratios inwhich the entropy generation is minimized are also determined.
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Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Semnan University, Semnan
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Semnan
Iran(Islamic Republic of Iran)
komaylmohebbi@gmail.com


Roohollah
Rafee
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Semnan University, Semnan
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Semnan
Iran(Islamic Republic of Iran)
rafee@semnan.ac.ir


Farhad
Talebi
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Semnan University, Semnan
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Semnan
Iran(Islamic Republic of Iran)
ftalebi@semnan.ac.ir
Nanofluid
Grooved tube
Turbulent flow
Forced convection
Entropy generation minimization
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