Numerical simulation applied to milk cooling




Mathematical modelling , Finite element method , Milk cooling tank


A model is a representation of a real system that can be analysed and yield predictions under different operating conditions. The aim of this study was to model a milk cooling tank that cools milk to 4 °C to preserve its quality after milking at the farm. The model was developed and simulated using the software Ansys for finite element analysis. The results from the simulations were compared to experimental data. The model simulated milk cooling in the tank with an error lower than 2%, which is considered acceptable for numerical simulations. In other words, the model satisfactorily represents the real system. Thus, alternatives can be directly tested in the computational model to improve and optimise the milk cooling process and to better use the system without actually implementing them in the real system.


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Rezende, R., Andrade, E. T. de, Correa, J. L. G. ., & Magalhães, R. R. (2021). Numerical simulation applied to milk cooling . Revista Engenharia Na Agricultura - REVENG, 29(Contínua), 122–128.



Armazenamento e Processamento de Produtos Agrícolas