Industrial Ceramic Brick Drying in Oven by CFD
AbstractThe drying process is a step of ceramic brick production which requires the control of process variables to provide a final product with a porous uniform structure, reducing superficial and volumetric defects and production costs. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is an important tool in this process control, predicting the drying physical phenomenon and providing data that improve the industrial efficiency production. Furthermore, research involving CFD brick drying has neglected the effects of oven parameters, limiting the analysis only to the bricks. In this sense, the aim of this work is to numerically study the hot air-drying process of an industrial hollow ceramic brick in an oven at 70 °C. The results of the water mass and temperature distributions inside the brick, as well as moisture, temperature, velocity and pressure fields of the oven drying air at different process times are shown, analyzed and compared with experimental data, presenting a good agreement. View Full-Text
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Araújo, M.V.; Pereira, A.S.; Oliveira, J.L.; Brandão, V.A.A.; Brasileiro Filho, F.A.; Silva, R.M.; Lima, A.G.B. Industrial Ceramic Brick Drying in Oven by CFD. Materials 2019, 12, 1612.
Araújo MV, Pereira AS, Oliveira JL, Brandão VAA, Brasileiro Filho FA, Silva RM, Lima AGB. Industrial Ceramic Brick Drying in Oven by CFD. Materials. 2019; 12(10):1612.Chicago/Turabian Style
Araújo, Morgana V.; Pereira, Antonildo S.; Oliveira, Jéssica L.; Brandão, Vanderson A.A.; Brasileiro Filho, Francisco A.; Silva, Rodrigo M.; Lima, Antonio G.B. 2019. "Industrial Ceramic Brick Drying in Oven by CFD." Materials 12, no. 10: 1612.
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