A theoretical analysis of the drying process occurring inside the household electric tumbler clothes-dryer is performed to determine various thermo-physical parameters affecting the energy consumption and for the development of a simulation model. Experiments are conducted on a test set-up, based on a compact tumble-dryer, to measure the values of the parameters necessary for evaluating the performance. Widely-accepted economy standards are considered for comparison of simulation and experimental results. The simulation results are in reasonable agreement with experimental data. An empirical correlation for the specific moisture-extraction rate (SMER) is developed to translate energy-consumption information from one standard to the other.
Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Auckland, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
Source Citation:Yadav, V., and C.G. Moon. "Fabric-drying process in domestic dryers.(Author abstract)(Report)." Applied Energy 85.2-3 (Feb-March 2008): 143(16). Academic OneFile. Gale. BROWARD COUNTY LIBRARY. 31 Aug. 2009
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