Numerical Simulation of air Temperature and air flow Distribution in a Cabinet tray Dryer
Abhishek Dasore1, Ramakrishna Konijeti2

1Abhishek Dasore, Research Scholar, Mechanical Engineering Department, Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation, Guntur, India.
2Ramakrishna Konijeti, Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation, Guntur, India.

Manuscript received on 26 August 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 08 September 2019. | Manuscript published on 30 September 2019. | PP: 1836-1840 | Volume-8 Issue-11, September 2019. | Retrieval Number: K17870981119/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.K1787.0981119
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Abstract: The quality of dried product can be enhanced in cabinet tray dryers through a uniform distribution of drying air flow and temperature. In this work, a numerical investigation is conducted to examine the consequence of air movement on the quality of product dried in a convective tray dryer. The temperature and velocity contours of air in the drying chamber are numerically determined for three different geometries of cabinet tray dryer and are compared. A good harmony is found between the predicted data from CFD and experimental data from the literature. This work will enable us to optimize the drying chamber design for uniform dispersal of air flow and temperature and to improve quality of dried product for large scale applications.
Keywords: Cabinet tray dryer, Drying uniformity, Dried product quality, Numerical simulation.
Scope of the Article: Numerical Modelling of Structures