Thermomechanics of Drying Processes

  • Stefan J. Kowalski

Part of the Lecture Notes in Applied and Computational Mechanics book series (LNACM, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-17
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  12. Back Matter
    Pages 355-365

About this book


This book presents a systematic thermomechanical theory of drying. The book has an interdisciplinary character and combines the knowledge of Chemical Engineering and Mechanics of Continua. It contents a unified approach to the heat and mass transfer in drying processes as well as a precise analysis of all local drying effects. Methods for the improvement of the quality of the dried products and optimization of drying processes with respect to the strength of materials and the drying time are presented. The book also presents the theory for fully coupled multiphase transport in deformable capillary porous media as well as computer simulations of drying processes. Finally the acoustic emission method is described as an experimental way of identification of material fractures during drying.


chemical engineering deformation elasticity optimization phase Transition porous media simulation thermodynamics viscoelasticity wood

Authors and affiliations

  • Stefan J. Kowalski
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  1. 1.Institute of Technology and Chemical EngineeringPoznań University of TechnologyPoznańPoland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-05582-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-36405-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1613-7736
  • Series Online ISSN 1860-0816
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