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Aero/Hydrodynamic Properties. Air and water are used to remove foreign material from products How much air required depends on the drag force F D ( sum of skin friction and pressure drag) F D affected by density, abs. viscosity, area and velocity (equation 10.1) Reference Figure 10.1.

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Dr c l jones biosystems and ag engineering

Aero/Hydrodynamic Properties

  • Air and water are used to remove foreign material from products

  • How much air required depends on the drag force FD ( sum of skin friction and pressure drag)

  • FD affected by density, abs. viscosity, area and velocity (equation 10.1)

  • Reference Figure 10.1

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Biosystems and Ag. Engineering

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Figure 10 1

Figure 10.1

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Aero/Hydrodynamic Properties

  • FD depends on the drag coefficient CD which is quantified using the Reynolds number.

  • NRe = Vdpρf/ηWhere:

    • V = fluid velocity

    • dp = particle dimension

    • ρf= fluid density

    • η = absolute viscosity

  • NRe<1.0, Stokes flow, FD=3πdpμV (sphere)

  • NRe<1,000 Laminar flow

  • NRe >20,000 Turbulent flow

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    Aero/Hydrodynamic Properties

    • Terminal velocity: occurs when drag force balances gravitational force

    • See Table 10.1

    • For a sphere

      • Fdrag=CD(πd2/4)(ρfv2/2)

    • CD depends on the Reynold number of the particle: Rep= ρfvd/μ (restated from eqt. 10.1 in different terms)

    • If Rep<0.2, CD=24/Rep

    • If Rep>200,000, CD=0.44

    • If Repis between 500 and 200,000,

    • CD=(24/Rep)(1.0 + 0.15(Rep)0.687)

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    Biosystems and Ag. Engineering

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    Dr c l jones biosystems and ag engineering

    Lecture 17 – Aero/Hydrodynamic Properties (Ch. 10)

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    Biosystems and Ag. Engineering

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    Aero/Hydrodynamic Properties

    Read Example Problem 10.1. You will need to be familiar with it. This examples shows how to find a Reynolds number for a particle, the drag coefficient and the terminal velocity

    Dr. C. L. Jones

    Biosystems and Ag. Engineering

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    Dr c l jones biosystems and ag engineering

    Aero/Hydrodynamic Properties

    Application example: Can corn stalks be separated from corn cobs pneumatically? What minimum air velocity can be used?

    How well will it be separated?

    How could we improve the separation?

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    Biosystems and Ag. Engineering

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    Dr c l jones biosystems and ag engineering

    Aero/Hydrodynamic Properties

    Application example: A seed company would like to move soybeans through a pipe (5.25” inside diameter) pneumatically. What capacity should the air source (the fan) be rated for?

    Dr. C. L. Jones

    Biosystems and Ag. Engineering

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