Comparison of Several Multi-Cylinder Paper Drying Simulation Models

M. C. Asensio, J. Seyed-Yagoobi, J.A. Lehtinen, Markku Karlsson, Oleg Timofeev

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Many models for simulation of paper drying in multi-cylinder dryer sections exist. In this work. three independently developed models are directly compared using the same reference data The models consired are the Texas A&M model, the Kuiosa model, and the VTT model. Predicted moisture contents plus cylinder and avenge web temperatures along the dryer section are presentcd for the different models. Predicted average evaporation rates during drying are also shown. Three major differences in the model details are highlighted. The effects of these differences on model accuracy evaluated by considering two different paper grades dried with two different machine geometries. This work is the first published direct comparison of different simulation models. The reference machine data provided can be used for comparison of these three models to other models.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)945-958
JournalDrying Technology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1995
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • heat transfer
  • mass transfer
  • modeling
  • paper drying
  • simulation
  • single-tier

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