Numerical simulation of particle transport in slot-inlet ventilated airspaces

R. G. Maghirang, H. B. Manbeck, V. M. Puri

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Abstract

Numerical simulation of particle transport in slot-inlet ventilated airspaces was conducted to determine the influence of exhaust placement, inlet placement, obstruction, and number of inlets on particle transport. Airflow was simulated using the two-equation k-epsilon turbulence model and particle transport was calculated using the equation of motion of the particle. Results showed that the vertical position of the exhaust outlet on the sidewall did not significantly influence particle transport. Vertical position of the inlet significantly influenced particle transport; however, results did not show any considerable difference in particle concentration with inlet placement. Obstruction also significantly influenced particle transport. Results also showed that using a slot inlet on both sidewalls was more effective. (from Authors)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1607-1612
Number of pages6
JournalTransactions - American Society of Agricultural Engineers
Volume37
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)

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