Evaluation of brick kiln performances using computational fluid dynamics (CFD)

Tehzeeb, A, Bhuiyan, M and Jayasuriya, N 2012, 'Evaluation of brick kiln performances using computational fluid dynamics (CFD)', Energy and Environmental Engineering, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 86-93.

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Title Evaluation of brick kiln performances using computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
Author(s) Tehzeeb, A
Bhuiyan, M
Jayasuriya, N
Year 2012
Journal name Energy and Environmental Engineering
Volume number 1
Issue number 2
Start page 86
End page 93
Total pages 8
Publisher Academic Society of Science, Engineering and Technology (ASSET)
Abstract Modern history of civilization is concurrent to the use of brick and its manufacturing. Nowadays tunnel kiln is the most widely used technology for brick production. This paper tries to provide an idea of the brick making process in tunnel kiln. The computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software, ANSYS CFX is being used to evaluate kiln performances using gas as its fuel. Simplified geometry was drawn and meshed using appropriate tools of ANSYS CFX. Several pertinent assumptions were made to reduce the complication of the simulation. Turbulence, combustion, radiation and NO models were adopted for simulation of a realistic tunnel kiln environment. Simulated temperature profile almost replicates industrial kiln situation as found in existing literature. CFD analysis helps to simulate the temperature profile of the brick kilns, the mass flow fractions of CO2 and NO emissions at outlet, and also the air velocity profile inside the kiln. The simulated temperature generated in a tunnel kiln is found to be between 1300 K and 300 K. CO2 and NOx volume generated inside the kiln is estimated as 1.01 m3/s and 0.108 m3/s respectively.
Subject Process Control and Simulation
Civil Engineering not elsewhere classified
Environmental Engineering not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) brick burner
computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
tunnel kiln
NOx emission
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ISSN 2227-3344
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