- Bejan, Adrian and Anderson, Ren, HEAT TRANSFER ACROSS A VERTICAL IMPERMEABLE PARTITION IMBEDDED IN POROUS MEDIUM.,
International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, vol. 24 no. 7
pp. 1237 - 1245 .
(last updated on 2007/04/08)
This article examines the buoyancy induced circulation occurring on both sides of a vertical impermeable partition separating two semi-infinite porous reservoirs maintained at different temperatures. The circulation is found to consist of two counterflowing boundary layers which interact thermally across the partition, transfering heat from the hot side to the cold side. The net heat transfer rate is calculated and the effect of the thickness and conductivity of the partition on the heat transfer rate is determined.
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