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Energy and Environment, 1995

ISBN:
1-56700-052-5 (Print)

FULLY-DEVELOPED FLOW IN A RECTANGULAR CHANNEL OF FINITE ASPECT RATIO WITH ONE WALL BOUNDED BY A SATURATED POROUS MEDIUM

A. Rashid A. Aziz
University of Miami, U.S.A

Kau-Fui Vincent Wong
University of Miami, U.S.A

Abstract

An analytical solution to the fully-developed flow in a rectangular channel of finite height-to-width ratio bounded on one side by a saturated porous medium is presented. The slip boundary condition at the interface between the porous medium and the fluid is considered. The solution is compared to the parallel-plate model and is used to calculate design parameters for building experimental setup that permits direct measurement of the velocity slip and observation of the slip phenomena at the surface of packed-beds of spherical particles.