|Experimental and numerical studies on thermal hydraulic characteristics of He II through porous media|
|Hamaguchi S., Maekawa R., Okamura T., Baudouy B.|
To improve the stability of superconducting magnets cooled by He II, it is considered that the utilization of the porous media enhances the heat transport capability of He II. In the present studies, the thermal hydraulic characteristics of He II through porous media have been investigated experimentally and numerically. Experimental results are presented about 6 porous media with various porosity, thickness and average pore diameters. Numerical results are reported about 4 porous media among them. In the present numerical analysis, the two-dimensional calculations have been performed for the turbulent Gorter-Mellink regime to understand the heat and mass transfer of the He II through the porous media in the case of the large heat input. The present numerical model was based on the two-fluid model with the Gorter-Mellink mutual friction and dealt with the classical friction loss and the tortuosity in the porous media. This paper discusses the influence of these additional terms on the heat and mass flow of He II through the porous media at the turbulent Gorter-Mellink regime.