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Measurement of Permeability and Slip Coefficient of Porous Tubes

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N. M. Brown

School of Engineering, University of Technology, Kingston, Jamaica

F. C. Lai1

School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019

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J. Fluids Eng 128(5), 987-992 (Feb 11, 2006) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2234783 History: Received May 22, 2004; Revised February 11, 2006

Experiments have been conducted to measure the permeability and slip coefficient of seven porous tubes. They were made from fiberglass and nylon nettings with various wall thicknesses. Tests show that these tubes have a distinct permeability in the longitudinal and radial directions. In addition, the slip coefficient which is important in many applications was determined. From the results obtained, one can conclude that both permeabilities depend on the material, but the radial permeability also depends on the wall thickness. The slip coefficient depends not only on the material but also on the Reynolds number, permeabilities, and wall thickness.

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A fully developed flow in a tube bounded by porous wall

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Schematics of the experimental setup for the measurement of longitudinal permeability

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Schematics of the experimental setup for the measurement of radial permeability

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Longitudinal permeability of porous tubes with various wall thicknesses

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Radial permeability of porous tubes with various wall thicknesses

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Variation of volumetric flow rates as a function of the pressure drop (fiberglass tube with a wall thickness of 6.4mm)

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Slip coefficient as a function of the Reynolds number for fiberglass and nylon tubes with various wall thicknesses

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