# Visualization of the Key Air Properties Influencing Derived Functions

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#### Visualization of the Key Air Properties Influencing Derived Functions

1Shweta Singhal (Agrawal) Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department

MVJ College of Engineering Bangalore, India

2Sayooj N

Bangalore, India

3Sandeep J

Thermal Analyst

GKN Aerospace Engine Systems Bangalore, India

Abstract The main objective of this paper is to suggest the best correlation between the temperature and temperature dependent air properties. The main air properties presented in this paper are specific heat, density, dynamic viscosity, kinematic viscosity, thermal conductivity and thermal diffusivity. The reliance of these air properties with temperature is studied at atmospheric pressure. At the end, details of a MATLAB computer program are presented. This computer code would be useful for the students in further detailed studies and hand calculations.

KeywordsTemperature, air properties, specific heat, density, viscosity, thermal conductivity, diffusivity

NOMENCLATURE

Cp= specific heat in kJ/kg-K T = temperature in K

= density in kg/m3

Âµ = dynamic viscosity in N-s/m2

k = thermal conductivity in W/m-K = kinematic viscosity in m2/s

= thermal diffusivity in m2/s

1. INTRODUCTION

This section provides a brief survey about the relevant literature and preliminary considerations of various thermodynamic properties of air. The first author Donald W. Mueller, Jr., Hosni I. Abu-Mulaweh presented a study on isentropic compression of a gas with temperature-dependent specic heat capacities [1]. The values of coefficients to solve thermodynamic properties are taken from this paper. The work by Sanford Gordan, Bonnie J. McBride [3] has also given the polynomial equation to solve specific heat, enthalpy and entropy which are dependent on temperature values. Density relation with respect to temperature is given by F J McQuillan, J R Culham, MMYovanovichin their paper [11]. The most satisfactory law of variation of viscosity of a gas with temperature was proposed by W. Sutherland [7]. R. Byron Bird, Warren E. Stewart, Edwin N. Lightfoot, in their paper [12] have considered an example of molecular momentum transport theory and introduced "Newton's law of viscosity" along with the definition of kinematic viscosity. Cannon John Rozier in his paper [13] had introduced the term heat diffusion which describes the heat distribution in a given region which may be further used with Fouriers law to determine the heat flux. A reliable experimental equation for thermal conductivity covering a wide range of temperature is presented by K Kodaya, N Matsunaga and A Nagashima [6].

2. GOVERNING EQUATIONS (THEORY, EXPERIMENT, EMPERICAL)

1. Specific heat

The polynomial governing equation for specific heat as a function of temperature [1] is presented as,

Cp = R(a1T-2 + a2T-1 + a3+ a4T+ a5T2+ a6T3+ a7T4)

The coefficients value are given with the attached MATLAB program.

2. Density

Density of air can be found using the relation, = P/RT which requires the values of pressure, gas constant along with the temperature. In the relation given below, at atmospheric pressure, density can be found with the help of only temperature. This inverse relationship is given in the paper [11].

= 351.99/T+ 344.84/T2

3. Dynamic Viscosity

The simple expression for a theoretical model is given below for the dynamic viscosity of a gas.

Âµ/ Âµ0 = (T/T0)0.5((1 + C/T0)/ (1 + C/T))

Where, Âµ0, T0 and C denote the reference values of the dynamic viscosity, absolute temperature, and the Sutherlands constant respectively. Using Holmans values of Âµ/ Âµ0 based on experimental measurements [8], the value of C was calculated to be 113. Based on experimental data from Barus [9], the above equation holds good for a temperature range of 273K to 1200K. Since experimental data is required to specify Âµ0, the Sutherlands theoretical expression takes a semi- empirical form as shown below:

Âµ = a (T1.5/ (C + T))

Where, a = 1.47 * 10-6 kg/msK0.5, calculated using Âµ0 at T0. The above equation is further modified by using a multiplication factor, as suggested by James J. Gottlieb, David V. Ritzel [10] such that dynamic viscosity could be calculated for the temperature range of 78K to 2500K.

Âµ = a (T1.5/ (C + T))(1+ 1.53*10-4(T/C -1)2)

4. Kinematic Viscosity

Referring to Bird et al [12], based on the analogy of Newtons viscosity equation with heat and mass transport, kinematic viscosity, often called as momentum diffusivity, is given by:

= Âµ/

5. Thermal Conductivity

The keystone of conduction heat transfer is Fouriers law which defines a crucial material/transport property viz.

thermal conductivity. This property depends on the atomic conservation of energy, it is seen that the thermal diffusivity

& molecular structure of matter.

The trend in thermal conductivity among the different types of matter is ksolid>kliquid>kgas

In gases, the molecular collisions increase with rise in

is given by:

= k/ ( Cp)

3. SENSITIVITY ANALYSIS

temperature which indicates k increasing with temperature.

For gases, variation of k with temperature can be presented both theoretically and experimentally.

Theoretical: Thermal conductivity of gases depicting the effect of temperature, pressure and chemical species may be explained in terms of kinetic theory of gases [5],

k = (cvmfp)

where, v is mean molecular speed &mfp, the mean free path which denotes the average distance travelled by a molecule prior to a collision given by,

mfp = kb T/(1.414d2 p)

where, kb is Boltzmanns constant, d is the diameter of the gas molecule & p is the pressure.

Experimental: The uncertainty over thermal conductivity of air is large compared to other thermal properties. This is quite evident from the trace of extensive amounts of experiments carried out during the mid-19thcentury [4]. In fact, the precariousness in experimental determination is larger than the theoretical way of arriving at a value of k as a function of temperature due to the difficulty exhibited in measuring it. In order to cover a wider temperature range & reliability of results, the below equation derived from the extensive study done by K Kodaya, N Matsunaga and A Nagashima [6] is used.

k (Tr,r) = [k0 (Tr) + k (r)]

1. Graphical representation

Cp-DHB

Cp-DHB

1.200

1.200

Poly. (% error)

Poly. (% error)

0.80

0.60

0.80

0.60

1.150

1.150

0.40

0.40

1.100

1.100

0.20

0.20

Specific Heat (kJ/kg K)

Specific Heat (kJ/kg K)

% Error

% Error

The graphs showing the variation of air properties with respect to the temperatures are shown below and a comparison with the values available from the heat and mass transfer data hand book by C P Kothandaraman and S Subramanyan is done for the validation of all the correlations presented on this paper. The trend of errors is also plotted in the graphs to clearly understand the range of temperatures over which the correlations are reliable.

1.250

CP

1.00

1.250

CP

1.00

1.000

-0.40

1.000

-0.40

0.950 -0.60

0 200 400 600 800 1000 1200 1400

Temperature (K)

0.950 -0.60

0 200 400 600 800 100 1200 1400

Temperature (K)

1.050

1.050

0.00

-0.20

0.00

-0.20

Fig.1. Specific heat vs Temperature

1.40

0.00

1.40

0.00

Where,

1.20

-0.04

1.20

-0.04

Density

Density-DHB

Poly. (% error)

Density

Density-DHB

Poly. (% error)

1.00

1.00

-0.08

-0.08

Density (kg/m^3)

Density (kg/m^3)

k0 (Tr) = C1Tr + C0.5 Tr0.5 + 4 C Ti

5

0.80

0.80

-0.12

-0.12

0.60

0.60

-0.16

-0.16

% Error

% Error

k (r) =

D i

i=0 i r

Tr = T//T*

and r= /*

i=1 i r

The list of constants to be used to arrive at final k values is as given in the following table 1.

TABLE II. CONSTANTS CATERING EXPERIMENTAL EQUATION

 Constants catering experimental equation T* 132.5 K D1 0.4022 * 314.3 kg/mÂ³ D2 0.3566 25.9778×10-3 W/m.K D3 -0.1631 C1 0.2395 D4 0.1380 C0.5 0.0064 D5 -0.0201 C0 1.0000 C-1 -1.9261 C-2 2.0038 C-3 -1.0755 C-4 0.2294

F. Thermal Diffusivity

In heat transfer, the ability of any material to conduct thermal energy relative to its ability to store it is measured as thermal diffusivity. In the one dimensional heat equation derivation by Cannon [13] from Fourier's law and

0.40

-0.20

0.40

-0.20

0.20

-0.24

0.20

-0.24

0.00 -0.28

0 200 400 600 800 1000 1200 1400

Temperature(K)

0.00 -0.28

0 200 400 600 800 1000 1200 1400

Temperature(K)

Fig. 2. Density vs Temperature

55 Dynamic Viscosity

0.00

30

Thermal Diffusivity (m^2/s) x10-6

Thermal Diffusivity (m^2/s) x10-6

Thermal Diffusivity

2.30

50 Dynamic Viscosity- DHB

Dynamic Viscosity (N s/m^2) x10-6

Dynamic Viscosity (N s/m^2) x10-6

Poly. (% error)

45

-0.30

-0.60

25

Thermal Diffusivity-DHB Poly. (% error)

1.60

0.90

% Error

% Error

40 -0.90 20 0.20

35 -1.20

30 -1.50

25 -1.80

20 -2.10

15 -2.40

10 -2.70

0 200 400 600 800 1000 1200 1400

Temperature (K)

Fig.3. Dynamic viscosity vs Temperature

-0.50

% Error

% Error

15

-1.20

10 -1.90

-2.60

5

-3.30

0 -4.00

0 200 400 600 800 1000 1200 1400

Temperature (K)

Fig.6. Thermal Diffusivity vs Temperature

200

Kinematic Viscosity(N S/m^2) x10-6

Kinematic Viscosity(N S/m^2) x10-6

180

160

140

120

100

80

60

40

20

0

Kinematic Viscosity Kinematic Viscosity-DHB Poly. (% error)

0.00

-0.30

-0.60

-0.90

% Error

% Error

-1.20

-1.50

-1.80

-2.10

-2.40

-2.70

 Property Temperature (K) Error (%) Specific Heat 273 1100 Above 1100 Â±0.2 Up to 1.2 Density 273 1300 -0.2 to 0.03 Dynamic Viscosity 273 1300 -0.5 to -2.5 Kinematic Viscosity 273 1300 -0.5 to -2.8 Thermal Conductivity 273 700 700 1300 -0.6 to -4.1 -4 to +1.1 Thermal Diffusivity 273 1300 -4.1 to 0.8
 Property Temperature (K) Error (%) Specific Heat 273 1100 Above 1100 Â±0.2 Up to 1.2 Density 273 1300 -0.2 to 0.03 Dynamic Viscosity 273 1300 -0.5 to -2.5 Kinematic Viscosity 273 1300 -0.5 to -2.8 Thermal Conductivity 273 700 700 1300 -0.6 to -4.1 -4 to +1.1 Thermal Diffusivity 273 1300 -4.1 to 0.8

-3.00

4. OBSERVATIONS

The comparative studies shown above have red curve corresponding to the values obtained from heat transfer data hand book, the blue curve corresponds to the values obtained from correlation suggested in the paper and the black curve shows the trend of error with respect to change in temperature values.

From Figure 1 it is observed that the errors are within Â±0.2% for the temperature range of 273 K to 1100 K and go higher up to 1.2%beyond elevated temperatures of 1100 K. Similarly, for other properties the error limits are summarized in the table2 below.

0 200 400 600 800 1000 1200 1400

Temperature(K)

Fig.4. Kinematic viscosity vs Temperature

0.09 2.30

Thermal Conductivity

TABLE II. PROPERTY VS TEMPERATURE AND ERROR

Thermal Conductivity (W/mK)

Thermal Conductivity (W/mK)

0.08 Thermal Conductivity- DHB Poly. (% error)

0.07

0.06

0.05

0.04

0.03

0.02

0.01

0.00

1.60

0.90

0.20

% Error

% Error

-0.50

-1.20

-1.90

-2.60

-3.30

-4.00

It is clear that the difference between values of air properties obtained using the correlations and the data hand book is negligible since the error, as shown above, is less than 5% in

any case. The maximum error of about 4% is observed in

0 200 400 600 800 1000 1200 1400

Temperature (K)

Fig.5. Thermal Conductivity vs Temperature

the case of thermal conductivity and thermal diffusivity within a range of 650K to 750 K only.

5. CONCLUDING REMARKS

We have presented the correlations for specific heat, density, dynamic viscosity, kinematic viscosity, thermal conductivity & thermal diffusivity varying with temperature over the range of 273-1300K . Graphs have been plotted showing the variation of these air properties

with respect to temperature. For validation of results the [3] Sanford Gordan, Bonnie J. McBride, computer program for

curves have been compared with the values given in heat and mass transfer data hand book by C P Kothandaraman and S Subramanayan. The correlations suggested in this

paper are found satisfactory when compared with the data

calculation of complex chemical equilibrium composition and application, NASA reference publication 1311, 1994

1. W G Kannuluik and E H Carman, The Temperature Dependence of the Thermal Conductivity of Air, 1951

2. Theodore L.Bergman, Adrienne S. Lavine, Fundamentals of Heat

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K Kodaya, M Matsunaga and A Nagashima, Viscosity and Thermal

Conductivity of Dry Air in the Gaseous Phase, 1985

thermodynamic properties.

Further study is needed to accommodate the impact of varying the pressure and chemical composition of air on the correlations presented.

ACKNOWLEDGMENT

Authors of this paper would want to record their indebtedness toDepartment of Mechanical engineering, MVJ College of Engineering Bangalore, Continental India and GKN Aerospace India for providing the facilities to carry out this research.

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Appendix A

% Input Parameters

T=[100,200,300,400,500,600,700,800,900,1000]; % Kelvin

% Specific heat Cp

% For T value less than 1000K a1 = 1.009950160e+04;

a2 = -1.968275610e+02; a3 = 5.009155110e+00; a4 = -5.761013730e-03; a5 = 1.066859930e-05; a6 = -7.940297970e-09; a7 = 2.185231910e-12;

R = 0.287; % KJ/KgK

% Enthalpy

b1 = 6.462263190E+03; b2 = -8.147411905E+00;

% Dynamic Viscosity a = 1.47*10^(-6);

C = 113;

% Thermal Conductivity C1= 0.2395;

C0 = 0.0064;

for i=1:10

Tr = T(i)/132.5; j=1;

Cp(i) = R*(a1*T(i)^(-2) + a2*T(i)^(-1) + a3 + a4*T(i) + a5*T(i)^2 + a6*T(i)^3 + a7*T(i)^4); % Specifi Heat KJ/KgK

h(i) = R*T(i)*(-a1*T(i)^(-2) + a2*T(i)^(-1)*log(T(i)) + a3 + a4*T(i)/2 + a5*T(i)^2/3 + a6*T(i)^3/4 + a7*T(i)^4/5 + b1/T(i)); % Enthalpy KJ/Kg

s(i) = R*(-a1*T(i)^-2/2 – a2*T(i)^(-1) + a3*log(T(i)) + a4*T(i) + a5*T(i)^2/2 + a6*T(i)^3/3 + a7*T(i)^4/4 + b2); %

Entropy KJ/KgK

rho(i) = 351.99/T(i)+ 344.84/T(i)^2; % Density Kg/m^3

Mu(i) = 1.47*10^(-6)*(T(i)^(1.5))/(113+T(i));

Nu(i) = Mu(i)/rho(i); % Kinematic Viscosity

C2(i) = 1*Tr^(0);

C3(i) = -1.9261*Tr^(-1);

C4(i) = 2.0038*Tr^(-2);

C5(i) = -1.0755*Tr^(-3);

C6(i) = 0.2294*Tr^(-4); D1(i) = 0.4022*rho(i)/314.3;

D2(i) = 0.3566*rho(i)/314.3^2; D3(i) = -0.1631*rho(i)/314.3^3; D4(i) = 0.138*rho(i)/314.3^4; D5(i) = -0.0201*rho(i)/314.3^5;

K0(i) = (C1*Tr) + C0*(Tr)^0.5 + C2(i)+C3(i)+C4(i)+C5(i)+C6(i);

K1(i) = D1(i)+D2(i)+D3(i)+D4(i)+D5(i); C = 0.025978;

K(i) = C*(K0(i)+K1(i)); % Thermal Conductivity

alpha(i) = K(i)/(rho(i)*Cp(i)*1000); % Thermal diffusivity

Property(i,1) = T(i); Property(i,2) = Cp(i); Property(i,3) = h(i);

Property(i,4) = s(i); Property(i,5) = rho(i); Property(i,6) = Mu(i); Property(i,7) = Nu(i); Property(i,8) = K(i); Property(i,9) = alpha(i);

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