Fluid Flow in Tree-Shaped Constructal Networks: Porosity, Permeability and Inertial Parameter

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This paper aims to contribute to the ongoing research on tree-shaped flow structures. First, it briefly traces the progress made on constructal tree-shaped flow networks. Then, the paper focuses on tree pattern of tubes connecting the centre and the rim of a circular area. It shows that the physical description underlying the classical Darcy-Forchheimer-Ergun equation may provide a legitimate correlation for this kind of flow structure. The porosity, hydraulic permeability and the inertial factor of the flow structure are also presented.

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Periodical:

Defect and Diffusion Forum (Volumes 297-301)

Edited by:

Andreas Öchsner, Graeme E. Murch, Ali Shokuhfar and João M.P.Q. Delgado

Pages:

408-412

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/DDF.297-301.408

Citation:

A. F. Miguel "Fluid Flow in Tree-Shaped Constructal Networks: Porosity, Permeability and Inertial Parameter", Defect and Diffusion Forum, Vols. 297-301, pp. 408-412, 2010

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April 2010

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