Publication
Title
Combined CFD and experimental approach for determination of the surface heat transfer coefficient during thermal processing of eggs
Author
Abstract
A combined Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and experimentally based approach is presented for determining the surface heat transfer coefficient acting at the shell when processing intact eggs. The methodology comprises (1) determining the contour of eggs from digital photographs, (2) generating a computational geometry, and (3) predicting the transient temperature profiles in eggs filled with a conductive heating medium. CFD profiles were compared with experimentally observed data, and the surface heat transfer coefficient was obtained through an optimization procedure. Agar gel was used as a model system, having properties very similar to those of water. The approach eliminates unknown factors such as natural convection, which is expected to occur in real eggs.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of food science. - Chicago, Ill., 1961, currens
Publication
Chicago, Ill. : 2003
ISSN
0022-1147
Volume/pages
68:3(2003), p. 943-951
ISI
000182541300036
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External links
Web of Science
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Creation 09.12.2013
Last edited 09.05.2017