Drying of a Potato Sample
Application ID: 102411
Drying of porous media is an important process in the food and paper industry among others. Many physical effects must be considered: fluid flow, heat transfer with phase change, and transport of participating liquids and gases. All of these effects are strongly coupled, and predefined interfaces can be used to model these effects in an hygroscopic porous medium with COMSOL Multiphysics. In this model, the liquid and gaseous phases are assumed to be in equilibrium inside the potato sample modeled as a porous medium, and the changing water saturation is computed over time, to model the heat and moisture transport by a two-phase flow.
This model example illustrates applications of this type that would nominally be built using the following products:
however, additional products may be required to completely define and model it. Furthermore, this example may also be defined and modeled using components from the following product combinations:
- COMSOL Multiphysics® and
- either the Heat Transfer Module, or Porous Media Flow Module and
- either the Battery Design Module, CFD Module, Chemical Reaction Engineering Module, Corrosion Module, Electrochemistry Module, Electrodeposition Module, Fuel Cell & Electrolyzer Module, Microfluidics Module, Polymer Flow Module, Porous Media Flow Module, or Subsurface Flow Module
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