A Model of Heat Transfer in Fluidized Beds
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.
Journal of Heat Transfer
Chung, Benjamin T.F.; Fan, L. T.; and Hwang, C. L., "A Model of Heat Transfer in Fluidized Beds" (1972). Mechanical Engineering Faculty Research. 1039.