Development of a Convective Mass Transfer Coefficient Conversion Method


  • Hwanmyeong Yeo
  • William B. Smith


Mass transfer coefficient, surface emission coefficient, surface moisture content, water vapor pressure, boundary layer theory


Because of the difficulty of determining wood surface moisture concentration nondestructively and continuously in unsteady-state drying conditions, theoretically calculated convective mass transfer coefficients have not been well proved by experimental results. The convective mass transfer coefficient conversion method developed using surface moisture data in this study has proven that boundary layer theory is useful for evaluating external resistance during wood drying. Because of this proof, the external resistance for wooden surfaces can be theoretically described in dynamic drying situations.


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