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Title: Investigation of the 3D model of coupled heat and liquid moisture transfer in hygroscopic porous fibrous media
Authors: Zhu, QY
Xie, MH
Yang, J
Li, Y 
Keywords: 3D model
Hygroscopic porous fibrous media
Prediction-corrector method
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Pergamon Press
Source: International journal of heat and mass transfer, 2010, v. 53, no. 19-20, p. 3914-3927 How to cite?
Journal: International journal of heat and mass transfer 
Abstract: This paper focuses on the investigation of the 3D mathematical model to simulate the coupled heat and liquid moisture transfer in hygroscopic porous fibrous media. The flow of the liquid moisture, the water vapor sorption/desorption by fibers and the diffusion of the water vapor are taken into account in this 3D model. Prediction-corrector method is used to solve the 3D governing equations. A series of computational results of the coupled heat and moisture transfer are obtained with the specific initial conditions and boundary conditions. The distribution of the water vapor concentration in the void spaces, the volume fraction of the liquid water in the void spaces, the distribution of the water content in fibers and the changes of the temperature in porous fibrous media are computed. It is shown that the effects of the gravity and capillary actions are significant in hygroscopic porous fibrous media. The comparison with the experimental measurements shows the reasonable agreement between the two. The results illustrate that the 3D model of the coupled heat and liquid moisture transfer in hygroscopic porous fibrous media is satisfactory.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/30046
ISSN: 0017-9310
EISSN: 1879-2189
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2010.05.010
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