Analysis of the Time-Dependent Heating on the Natural Convection from a Vertical Open Ended Porous Cylinder
The problem of unsteady natural convection heat transfer in a vertical opened porous cylinder submitted to a sinusoidal time variation temperature on the lateral wall has been investigated numerically. The widely used Darcy flow model without flow establishment at the cylinder exit has been used. In the case of constant wall temperature, two types of flows were obtained, with and without fluid recirculation, depending on the filtration Rayleigh number (Ra), the aspect ratio (A) and the Biot number (Bi) have been obtained. The obtained heat transfer, in case of low dimensionless oscillations amplitude (XA<0.5), shows a non significant enhancement (less than 5%) in comparison to the constant wall temperature case.
Andreas Öchsner and Graeme E. Murch
D. E. Ameziani et al., "Analysis of the Time-Dependent Heating on the Natural Convection from a Vertical Open Ended Porous Cylinder", Defect and Diffusion Forum, Vols. 273-276, pp. 28-33, 2008