A FEM Analysis of Transport Phenomena occurring during Vegetable Drying

S. Curcio
University of Calabria

The aim of the present work is the formulation of a theoretical model describing the transport phenomena involved in a food drying process by a convective oven.

The proposed model represents a general and predictive tool capable of describing the real oven’s behavior over a wide range of process and fluid-dynamic conditions.

The resulting system of non-linear unsteady-state partial differential equations has been solved with the use of COMSOL Multiphysics.