An Algorithm for Simulating the Energy Transfer Process in a Moving Solid-Fluid Mixture

María Laura Martins Costa, Rubens Sampaio, Rogério M. Saldanha da Gama


In the present work an algorithm for a local simulation of the energy transfer phenomenon in a binary (solid-fluid) moving saturated mixture is proposed. An iterative procedure is used to simulate (by means of a Finite Difference approach) the heat transfer in a saturated flow (through a porous medium) between two parallel isothermal plates in which the fluid constituent's inlet temperature is the only boundary condition prescribed on x-direction. An exaustive number of tests have shown that the mentioned procedure (which is independent from initial estimates for both constituent's second order partial derivatives on x-direction) consists of an effective way to perform this simulation.

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