The objective of this study is analysis of drying process of wet wood particulates in a rotary dryer including dynamics motion using eXtended Discrete Element Method (XDEM). In this model, the particles are resolved as discrete phase coupled via heat, mass and momentum transfer to the surrounding gas phase. The influence of particle size distribution on drying rate and heat loss is evaluated. Moreover, the effect of inlet gas temperature and velocity on the particle bed mean temperature and moisture content is investigated. At the end, the particle temperature distribution in different instances during drying is visually presented.
Papers presented to the 12th International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics, Costa de Sol, Spain on 11-13 July 2016.