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Title: Three-dimensional multi-level heat transfer model of silica aerogel
Authors: Liu, H
Li, ZY
Zhao, XP
Tao, WQ
4th Micro and Nano Flows Conference (MNF2014)
Keywords: silica aerogel;DLCA;unit cell analysis;fractal model;effective thermal conductivity
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Brunel University London
Citation: 4th Micro and Nano Flows Conference, University College London, UK, 7-10 September 2014, Editors CS König, TG Karayiannis and S. Balabani
Series/Report no.: ID 107
Abstract: In this paper, a 3-D multi-level heat transfer model is developed in consideration of the tortuous path of heat conduction in solid skeleton and the fractal characteristic of silica aerogel. The heat conduction is analyzed for both the secondary particle model and the cluster model. The expression of effective thermal conductivity of a multi-level model is derived. The theoretical predictions from the proposed multi-level model are compared with three sets of experimental data with different densities and porosities. The results from the proposed model show good agreement with the experimental data.
Description: This paper was presented at the 4th Micro and Nano Flows Conference (MNF2014), which was held at University College, London, UK. The conference was organised by Brunel University and supported by the Italian Union of Thermofluiddynamics, IPEM, the Process Intensification Network, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the Heat Transfer Society, HEXAG - the Heat Exchange Action Group, and the Energy Institute, ASME Press, LCN London Centre for Nanotechnology, UCL University College London, UCL Engineering, the International NanoScience Community,
ISBN: 978-1-908549-16-7
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