The vapour-liquid interface and stresses in dried bodies



The paper presents a contribution to modelling the problem of vapour-liquid interface receding into dried body and stresses induced by drying of capillary-porous bodies. A complex algorithm comprising the specific mechanisms of drying in the first and second periods of drying is constructed. It enables calculation and drawing of the body temperature and drying curves for the whole drying process and identification of the vapour-liquid interface receding into the body. The drying induced stresses caused by the receding vapour-liquid interface and the non-uniform distribution of moisture content and/or temperature are analyzed. Numerical calculations of the temperature and drying curves and the drying induced stresses are carried out for the example of a finite dimensional kaolin cylinder dried convectively.


Convective drying Vapour-liquid interface Drying induced stresses Modelling Numerical calculations 


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  1. 1.Institute of Technology and Chemical EngineeringPoznań University of TechnologyPoznańPoland

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