In this paper a numerical investigation on mixed convection in confined slot jets impinging on a porous media is accomplished. The working fluids are pure water or Al2O3/water based nanofluids and a single-phase model approach has been adopted in order to describe their behavior. A two-dimensional configuration is analized and different Peclet numbers and Rayleigh numbers are considered. The thermal non-equilibrium energy condition is assumed to execute two-dimensional simulations on the system. The examined foams are characterized by distinct values of pores per inch, PPI, equal to 5, 10, 20 and 40. The particle volume concentrations range from 0% to 4% and the particle diameter is equal to 30 nm. The target surface is heated by a constant temperature value, calculated according to the value of Rayleigh number. The distance of the target surface is five times greater than the slot jet width. The aim consists into study the thermal and fluid-dynamic behaviour of the system. Results show increasing values of the convective heat transfer coefficients for increasing values of Peclet number and nanoparticle concentration. Furthermore, the heat transfer coefficient presents a different behavior at varying PPI numbers for different Peclet numbers.

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