Spelt, Jan Karel (1982) An experimental study of heat transfer to flowing granular media. Engineer's thesis, California Institute of Technology. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-09112006-112612
The convective heat transfer to a flowing, cohesionless granular material has been studied experimentally. Heat-transfer rates were measured for two materials from a heated plate installed in the floor of an inclined, open chute. The variable parameters were the bed depth and the mass flow rate.
At relatively small flow rates the heat-transfer rate increased with velocity in agreement with earlier studies. As the mass flow rate continued to rise however, it was discovered that the heat-transfer coefficient for a given bed depth reached a maximum and then decreased.
|Item Type:||Thesis (Engineer's thesis)|
|Degree Grantor:||California Institute of Technology|
|Division:||Engineering and Applied Science|
|Major Option:||Mechanical Engineering|
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|Defense Date:||1 January 1982|
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