Combined heat and mass transfer for drying ceramic (shell) body

Harun, Zawati and Gethin, D. T. and Lewis, R. W. (2008) Combined heat and mass transfer for drying ceramic (shell) body. International Journal of Multiphysics, 2 (1). ISSN 17509548


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In the present work, a two-dimensional numerical model of heat and mass transfer for the convective drying of ceramic porous system was developed. The governing system of fully coupled non-linear partial differential equations describing the process was derived from a mechanistic approach. A formulation including hygrothermal and moisture transport in soil was adopted as the basis for further development in this work. The calculation results for drying of a ceramic brick showed that the model presented is in good agreement with other studies that have been reported previously in the drying of porous material. Further investigation on the shell drying agrees well with the most drying mechanism of ceramic porous body. The influence of material parameter on the drying profile is taken into consideration by carrying out some investigation on the material sensitivity study.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:a two-dimensional numerical model; drying of ceramic porous; drying mechanism
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA630-695 Structural engineering (General)
Divisions:Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Materials Engineering and Design
ID Code:8245
Deposited By:Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Deposited On:08 Aug 2016 14:54
Last Modified:08 Aug 2016 14:54

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