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Document type: Trabalho de Conclusão de Curso
Access type: Acesso Aberto
Title: Application of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) in refrigerating chambers: review and perspectives
Author: Sebastiani, Tullia Midori
First Advisor: Silva, Danylo de Oliveira
First member of the Committee: Kyriakidis, Yanne Novais
Second member of the Committee: Ullmann, Grégori
Summary: Advances in the food sector allows people to have at their home a variety of food, but for this to happen, in a country as large as Brazil, sometimes the food needs to be transported a long way in a road by a truck. The cold chain, is used to maintain the quality and increase the shelf life of perishables foods. In order to keep the cold chain, the trucks need to maintain the optimal temperature throughout the transportation. Therefore, the aim of this study was to make a literature review of the use of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) to simulate a refrigerated truck. CFD simulations can be performed to solve many refrigeration problems, such as to analyze the refrigeration unit, inlet and outlet positions, airflow, temperature, cargo design and air curtains. For this purpose, characteristics of the system and consequently the truck must be well known to determine the governing equations, boundary and initial conditions and others parameters needed. Furthermore, studies showed that software FLUENT (ANSYS, Inc.) is the most used in the simulations of refrigerated trucks. Altogether more studies can be made with loaded trucks, different configurations and including more external factors. Studies showed that the maintainance of cold chain still have deficiencies and the use of CFD can help to improve the positioning of inlet, outlet and air courtains, the refrigeration unit and the cargo configuration inside the truck.
Keywords: Cold chain
Language: eng
Country: Brasil
Publisher: Universidade Federal de Uberlândia
Quote: SEBASTIANI, Tullia Midori. Application of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) in refrigerating chambers: review and perspectives. 2021. 51 f. Trabalho de Conclusão de Curso (Graduação em Engenharia de Alimentos) - Universidade federal de Uberlândia, Patos de Minas, 2021.
Date of defense: 15-Jul-2021
Appears in Collections:TCC - Engenharia de Alimentos (Patos de Minas)

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