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The application of computational fluid dynamics codes to simulate heat and moisture transfer in stored grains

Thorpe, Graham R (2008) The application of computational fluid dynamics codes to simulate heat and moisture transfer in stored grains. Journal of Stored Products Research, 44 (1). pp. 21-31. ISSN 0022-474X

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Abstract

An aim of stored-grains technologists has been to develop robust and flexible mathematical analyses of the heat and moisture transfer phenomena that occur in bulks of stored grains. A requirement has been that the models are able to simulate the wide range of storage geometries and operating conditions that occur in practice. Software packages developed from the discipline of computational fluid dynamics offer these possibilities. Such packages can be used to attack an extremely wide range of problems by solving the equations that govern the conservation of heat, mass and momentum. However, they need to be customised if they are to calculate velocity, temperature and moisture distributions in bulk stored grains. This paper demonstrates how these modifications can be made and how the results can be portrayed graphically in a way that permits insights into the processes that occur in grain stores.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID15347, heat and moisture transfer, stored grains, computational fluid dynamics
Subjects: FOR Classification > 0703 Crop and Pasture Production
SEO Classification > 970107 Expanding Knowledge in the Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Institute for Sustainability and Innovation (ISI)
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Engineering and Science
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Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2011 03:40
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2011 03:40
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/3998
DOI: 10.1016/j.jspr.2007.07.001
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