Air Flow Pattern Simulation of Low Temperature Drying Cabinet

5 Pages Posted: 12 Mar 2019

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Nitin Kshirsagar

University of Mumbai - Pillai College of Engineering

S Joshi

University of Mumbai - Pillai College of Engineering

Date Written: March 6, 2019

Abstract

In this work, drying cabinet is designed for drying load of 2 kg onion. Drying cabinet, with air inlet and outlet, is designed with five perforated trays which are mounted one above the other. Each perforated tray has square perforation of size 15 mm each. Keeping the design dimensions of drying cabinet same just by changing locations of inlet and outlet with and without introduction of deflector six cases of drying cabinets were defined as DC1, DC2, DC3, DC4, DC5 and DC6. Air flow simulation is performed inside the drying cabinet without drying load on perforated trays with inlet volumetric flow rate of 0.15 m3/s and inlet air velocity of 6.67 m/s using CFD tool available in SolidWorks. Air flow simulation patterns are studied, analysed and total percentage of weak zone is determined from simulation results. In this analysis drying cabinet DC5 has least value of total percentage of weak zone i.e. 13.22% among the six drying cabinets.

Keywords: Drying Cabinet, SolidWorks Flow Simulation, Percentage of weak zone perforation

Suggested Citation

Kshirsagar, Nitin and Joshi, S, Air Flow Pattern Simulation of Low Temperature Drying Cabinet (March 6, 2019). Proceedings 2019: Conference on Technologies for Future Cities (CTFC). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3347676 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3347676

Nitin Kshirsagar (Contact Author)

University of Mumbai - Pillai College of Engineering ( email )

Dr. K. M.Vasudevan Pillai Campus
Plot 10, Sector 16, New Panvel
Navi Mumbai, 410206
India

S Joshi

University of Mumbai - Pillai College of Engineering ( email )

New Panvel
Navimumbai
Navi Mumbai, 410206
India

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