Finite element simulation of drying of agricultural products with volumetric changes

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dc.contributor.author Vagenas, GK en
dc.contributor.author Marinos-Kouris, D en
dc.date.accessioned 2014-03-01T01:08:22Z
dc.date.available 2014-03-01T01:08:22Z
dc.date.issued 1991 en
dc.identifier.issn 0307-904X en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/10440
dc.relation.uri http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-0026221275&partnerID=40&md5=7c3465584599bcfb76e4b7a1fc95f0f3 en
dc.subject activation energy en
dc.subject diffusion coefficient en
dc.subject drying en
dc.subject finite elements en
dc.subject shrinkage en
dc.subject.classification Engineering, Multidisciplinary en
dc.subject.classification Mathematics, Interdisciplinary Applications en
dc.subject.classification Mechanics en
dc.subject.other Agricultural Products - Drying en
dc.subject.other Mathematical Models en
dc.subject.other Mathematical Techniques - Finite Element Method en
dc.subject.other Calerkin's Method en
dc.subject.other Diffusion Activation Energy en
dc.subject.other Fruits en
dc.subject.other Vegetables en
dc.subject.other Food Products en
dc.title Finite element simulation of drying of agricultural products with volumetric changes en
heal.type journalArticle en
heal.language English en
heal.publicationDate 1991 en
heal.abstract The kinetics of drying fruit and vegetable foodstuffs are studied using a three-dimensional finite element model. The heat transfer effect is taken into account using an overall heat balance. The shrinkage of the sample during drying is also included in the system of equations. Two types of elements are used for the representation of the three-dimensional domain: the right hexahedral prism and the triangular prism. The model predicts accurately the experimental moisture content of fruits and vegetables. Literature values for the diffusion coefficient and the activation energy of diffusion agree well with those obtained by the finite element model. © 1991. en
heal.journalName Applied Mathematical Modelling en
dc.identifier.isi ISI:A1991GF56100004 en
dc.identifier.volume 15 en
dc.identifier.issue 9 en
dc.identifier.spage 475 en
dc.identifier.epage 482 en

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