J. Phys. IV France
Volume 120, December 2004
Page(s) 529 - 535

J. Phys. IV France 120 (2004) 529-535

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:2004120061

Analysis of temporal and spatial temperature gradients at pronouncedly fluctuating cooling conditions

A. Galovic, M. Andrassy and S. Mudrinic

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, University of Zagreb, Ivana Lucica 5, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia

Realised cooling velocities of a probe (cylinder) at discrete radius points during cooling at pronouncedly fluctuating cooling conditions are presented. Submerging the probe into an air-corundum (Al2O3) particles fluidised system of insufficient cooling capacity imposes the fluctuating cooling conditions. The particles have an average granulation of 95 m; the cylindrical probe diameter is 50 mm and its height 175 mm. The probe surface temperature and the temperature 1.5 mm beneath its surface are measured with built-in thermocouples. The thermocouples have a very high sensitivity, which enables temperature variation recording according to the cooling dynamics. The relevant cooling time is 125 seconds. The temperature changes in discrete points of the cylinder radius are determined by the control volume method. The calculation results indicate a shift of the maximum cooling velocity towards the interior of the cylinder.

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