International Journal of Modern Physics and Applications
Articles Information
International Journal of Modern Physics and Applications, Vol.1, No.4, Sep. 2015, Pub. Date: Jul. 21, 2015
Finite Element Analysis of Convective Heat and Mass Transfer Through a Parallel Plate Reactor with Heat of Reaction Effect
Pages: 152-158 Views: 1432 Downloads: 637
Authors
[01] Salma Parvin, Department of Mathematics, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Abstract
In the present work, the heat and mass transfer analysis for laminar double-diffusive mixed convection flow in a parallel plate reactor with four heated cylindersis performed. The reactant fluid enters from the left inlet and exits from the right outlet. All solid walls of the reactor are assumed to be thermodynamically isolated. After entering the reactor, the fluid passes four heated cylinder. Two-dimensional continuity, momentum, energy and concentration equations govern the developed mathematical model. The governing non-dimensional equations are solved by using Galerkin’s finite element method with triangular grid discretization system. Numerical simulations are carried out for different combinations of the heat of reaction parameter and results are presented in terms of streamlines, temperature and concentration distributions. The results indicate that the average Nusselt and Sherwood numbers at the heat and contaminant sources strongly depend on the mentioned parameter. This study will become helpful for designing the parallel plate reactor considering the heat released from the chemical reaction.
Keywords
Heat Transfer, Mass Transfer, Parallel Plate Reactor, Heat of Reaction, Finite Element Method
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