Analysis of the thermophysical parameters of moist wood particle material in a coupled heat and mass transfer process of freezing by using finite element method

  • Shang Deku
  • Published 2008 in Journal of Northeast Forestry University

Abstract

The coupled heat and moisture transfer in a freezing process of wood particle material was mathematically modeled in the paper. The models were interactively solved by using the numerical method(the finite element method and the finite difference method). By matching the theoretical calculation to an experiment, the nonlinear problem was analyzed and the variable thermophysical parameters concerned was evaluated. The analysis procedure and the evaluation of the parameters were presented in detail. The result of the study showed that by using the method as described in the paper, it was possible to determine the variable (with respect to temperature, moisture content and freezing state) thermophysical parameters which were unknown or difficult to measure as long as the governing equations for a considered process were available. The method can significantly reduces the experiment efforts for determining thermophysical parameters which are very complicated to measure. The determined variable of the effective heat conductivity of wood particle material was given in the paper. The error of the numerical calculation was also estimated by the comparison with a matched experiment.

DOI: 10.1007/BF02874810

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@article{Deku2008AnalysisOT, title={Analysis of the thermophysical parameters of moist wood particle material in a coupled heat and mass transfer process of freezing by using finite element method}, author={Shang Deku}, journal={Journal of Northeast Forestry University}, year={2008}, volume={2}, pages={69-76} }