By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Technology -- Research findings on Heat Transfer Research are discussed in a new report. According to news reporting originating in Cluj Napoca, Romania, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "This study is devoted to investigate the fully developed forced convection heat and mass transfer in a horizontal porous channel filled with a nanofluid. It is assumed that the walls of the channel are subject to a constant heat flux."
The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from Babes-Bolyai University, "It is also assumed that the first order catalytic reaction takes place on the walls and that the viscous dissipation term in the energy equation is taken into account. Brinkman model is used for the flow in the porous media and 'clear fluid compatible' viscous dissipation model is considered. Thermal effect is taken also into account in the concentration equation. Closed form analytical solutions are presented for the governing dimensionless momentum, energy and concentration equations."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "The effects of nanoparticle volume fraction, Darcy, Brinkman, Damkohler and Soret numbers are investigated on the Nusselt number, velocity, temperature and concentration distributions."
For more information on this research see: Forced convection heat and mass transfer flow of a nanofluid through a porous channel with a first order chemical reaction on the wall. International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, 2013;46():134-141. International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer can be contacted at: Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, England. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/208)
Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting M.H. Matin, University of Babes Bolyai, Dept. of Math, Cluj Napoca 400084, Romania.
Keywords for this news article include: Europe, Romania, Cluj Napoca, Heat Transfer Research
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