Heat Generation in Ferrous Metal Piles

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S. R. Gollahalli, J. E. Francis, D. Varshney

School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, The University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019

J. Energy Resour. Technol 115(3), 168-174 (Sep 01, 1993) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2905989 History: Received February 19, 1992; Revised September 24, 1992; Online April 16, 2008


A laboratory-scale experimental study of the basic processes and controlling parameters involved in the spontaneous heating of a pile of ferrous metal turnings during their marine transport is presented. The results indicate that the salinity of seawater, the amount of moisture coming in contact with the turnings, the surface area of turnings, the volume of container, and the bulk density of the pile affect the temperature rise in the ferrous material.

Copyright © 1993 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Topics: Heat , Iron alloys
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