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Modeling of clay roof tiles drying process to minimize warping and cracking

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dc.contributor.advisor Narayana M
dc.contributor.author Kumara GT
dc.date.accessioned 2018
dc.date.available 2018
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri http://dl.lib.mrt.ac.lk/handle/123/16196
dc.description.abstract The main drawback of traditional open rack type natural tile drying process is that in low humid windy seasons the rate of moisture removal will be high and due to formation of high moisture content gradient in side the tile warping/cracking is taking place. On the other hand in high humid rainy season the drying rate becomes very low and the drying time will become very high which is non tollarable within the tile production process. With this background NERDC is in the process of developing a tunneltype drier in which the temperature and RH could be controlled. Then the intention is to control these parameters in side the drier so as to maintain the optimum drying condition i.e the maximum drying rate without warping/cracking. To achieve this objective a model has to be developed to interpret the drying rate related to R.H and Temperature of the drying environment and the moisture content of the tile. Once this model is developed and if the maximum allowable drying rate for not warping/cracking is known RH, Temperature in side the dryer could be maintained to achieve the maximum drying rate. Although a literature survey was done a proper model for clay roof tile drying was not found. So, mathematical model with a few unknown constants was developed by using fundamental concepts. Subsequently laboratory tests were conducted to find out the unknown constants of the developed mathematical model. The model was verified by using the results obtained at the tile drier (tunel) developed by NERDC at Waikkala . These tests were carried by maintaining R.H and Temperature in side the drier for which warping/cracking was not observed. Therefore by using these results although the model was verified the optimum drying conditions cannot be interpreted. For that interpretation maximum possible drying rates for particular moisture contents of the tile has to be foundout by a separate experiment en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject CHEMICAL AND PROCESS ENGINEERING-Dissertations en_US
dc.subject SUSTAINABLE PROCESS DEVELOPMENT-Dissertations en_US
dc.subject CLAY-Roof Tiles en_US
dc.subject CLAY PRODUCTS-Drying en_US
dc.subject DRYERS-Tunnel-type Dryers en_US
dc.title Modeling of clay roof tiles drying process to minimize warping and cracking en_US
dc.type Thesis-Abstract en_US
dc.identifier.faculty Engineering en_US
dc.identifier.degree MSc in Sustainable Process Development en_US
dc.identifier.department Department of Chemical and Process Engineering en_US
dc.date.accept 2018
dc.identifier.accno TH4125 en_US


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