Mechanical Engineering Faculty Research

Title

A Model of Heat Transfer in Fluidized Beds

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-1-1972

Abstract

An expression for estimating the heat transfer coefficient in a fluidized bed has been developed based on the surface renewal and penetration concept. The predicted heat transfer coefficients between walls and beds agree well with experimental results. The result of this analysis shows that, in general, the effect of thermal conductivity of particle on heat transfer is insignificant. The maximum possible Nusselt number for the gas fluidized system is determined theoretically as 13.5. This value appears to be reasonable in light of the majority of available experimental data.

Publication Title

Journal of Heat Transfer

Volume

94

Issue

1

First Page

105

Last Page

110