Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Faculty Research

Title

Determination of Surface Heating Distribution to Establish Targeted Thermal Tnvironments in Industry Hydrothermal Autoclaves

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-23-2006

Abstract

This article presents a method for the determination of the heat flux distributions to establish the desired growth environments in autoclave reactors. The algorithm consists of three submodels including the inverse natural convection of the fluid, the inverse heat conduction in the metal wall, and the heat conduction in the insulation layer. The technique is employed to obtain the heat flux distributions that establish the same growth environment as the one predicted by the two-dimensional isothermal wall model. Based on the results, practical heater designs are proposed to improve the growth environments in such industry growth vessels.

Publication Title

Numerical Heat Transfer, Part A: Applications: An International Journal of Computation and Methodology

Volume

50

Issue

5

First Page

419

Last Page

436