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Heat and Mass Transfer

, Volume 39, Issue 4, pp 337–343 | Cite as

Steady Natural Convection Flow of a Particulate Suspension Through a Parallel-Plate Channel

  • Mansour Al-Subaie
  • Ali Chamkha
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Abstract.

A continuum model for two-phase (fluid/particle) flow induced by natural convection is developed and applied to the problem of steady natural convention flow of a particulate suspension through an infinitely long channel. The walls of the channel are maintained at constant but different temperatures. The two-phase model accounts for particle-phase viscous effects. Boundary conditions borrowed from rarefied gas dynamics are employed for the particle-phase wall conditions. Various closed-form solutions for different special cases are obtained. A parametric study of the physical parameters involved in the problem are performed to illustrate the influence of these parameters on the flow and heat transfer aspects of the problem.

Keywords

Heat Transfer Natural Convection Continuum Model Particulate Suspension Convection Flow 
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© Springer-Verlag 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mansour Al-Subaie
    • 1
  • Ali Chamkha
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical Engineering Kuwait University P.O. Box 5969 Safat, 13060 – Kuwait

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