Drying Technology, ( ISI ), Volume (32), No (1), Year (2014-5) , Pages (919-934)

Title : ( CFD Simulation of Deep-Bed Paddy Drying Process and Performance )

Authors: Mohsen Ranjbaran , Bagher Emadi , Dariush Zare ,

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Abstract

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) was applied three-dimensionally to simulate the drying behavior of paddy in a deep-bed dryer. The commercial CFD software Fluent 6.3.26 was used. The deep-bed paddy drying process and performance were studied by incorporating user-defined function (UDF) in Fluent written in C language. The predicted drying parameters were compared with experimental data of deep-bed drying of paddy. The values of mean relative deviation (MRD), standard error of prediction (SEP), and maximum error of prediction (MEP) for prediction of grain moisture content, air temperature, and absolute humidity were less than 6, 10, and 9%; 0.33% (d.b), 1.24°C, and 0.06% (kg/kg of dry air); and 2.25% (d.b), 6.8°C, and 0.37% (kg/kg of dry air), respectively, which reflect reasonable accuracy. Moreover, the energetic and exergetic performance of deep-bed paddy drying were simulated and analyzed. The effects of inlet air temperature and mass flow rate on the performance parameters were investigated. It was shown that the application of higher levels of inlet air temperature and lower mass flow rates yielded higher exergy efficiencies of deep-bed paddy drying.

Keywords

, CFD simulation; Deep, bed paddy drying; Energy; Exergy
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@article{paperid:1041399,
author = {Ranjbaran, Mohsen and Emadi, Bagher and Dariush Zare},
title = {CFD Simulation of Deep-Bed Paddy Drying Process and Performance},
journal = {Drying Technology},
year = {2014},
volume = {32},
number = {1},
month = {May},
issn = {0737-3937},
pages = {919--934},
numpages = {15},
keywords = {CFD simulation; Deep-bed paddy drying; Energy; Exergy},
}

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%T CFD Simulation of Deep-Bed Paddy Drying Process and Performance
%A Ranjbaran, Mohsen
%A Emadi, Bagher
%A Dariush Zare
%J Drying Technology
%@ 0737-3937
%D 2014

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