The 12th International Conference on Fluidization - New Horizons in Fluidization Engineering
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May 13-17, 2007
The purpose of the present study was to develop a model of heat transfer between particles that can be incorporated into the discrete element method (DEM). The flow around a particle was measured by particle imaging velocimetry (PIV) and the temperature of the particle was measured using a thermocouple and an infrared camera. The experimental data of heat transfer were classified according to the heat transfer mechanism, namely convection, conduction and contact. These values for heat transfer were compared with those calculated using previously derived estimation equations. From these results, we adopted the thermal contact resistance model, which is related to the surface roughness and contact force. Experiments were also carried out to examine the validity of the model. The heat transfer increased with as the surface roughness increased. This is a not general trend because a large surface roughness causes a large thermal resistance, resulting in a small heat transfer. This trend is considered to be due to the increase in the contact area that accompanies an increase in surface roughness. The contact heat transfer calculated by considering the effect of the surface roughness on the contact area was found to show better agreement with the experimentally obtained values.
Kenya Kuwagi, Muhammad Arif Bin Mokhtar, Toshihiro Takami, and Masayuki Horio, "Analysis of Heat Transfer between Two Particles for DEM simulations" in "The 12th International Conference on Fluidization - New Horizons in Fluidization Engineering", Franco Berruti, The University of Western Ontario, London, Canada; Xiaotao (Tony) Bi, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada; Todd Pugsley, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada Eds, ECI Symposium Series, (2007). http://dc.engconfintl.org/fluidization_xii/28