Performance evaluation and thermal analysis of pottery furnace in Thimi, Bhaktapur

Authors

  • Ushan Adhikari Department of Automobile and Mechanical Engineering, Thapathali Campus, Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University, Thapathali, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Bijendra Prajapati Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Pulchowk Campus, Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University, Lalitpur, Nepal
  • Anil Mani Bhandari Department of Automobile and Mechanical Engineering, Thapathali Campus, Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University, Thapathali, Kathmandu, Nepal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/jiee.v4i2.39694

Keywords:

Furnace design, CFD simulation, Furnace modeling, Pottery production, Performance analysis

Abstract

Pottery is a unique art that involves creating items out of clay. It creates a variety of clay and ceramic products, including as flowerpots, water and grain storage jars, by distilling rice spirits. Almost all pottery manufacture is done in the conventional manner, which uses more energy and emits hazardous emissions. This project primarily focuses on experimental performance analysis, calculating temperature distribution, fuel required per batch, pottery production per batch, maximum temperature reading, flame temperature, and energy audit for an existing furnace and thermal analysis of pottery furnace giving optimum design for future construction and modification of existing furnace. Energy calculation shows that specific fuel consumption of different furnaces in Thimi varies from 0.98MJ/kg to 2.4MJ/kg. Experimental data are collected and validated by transient thermal analysis using ANSYS.

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Published

2021-12-15

How to Cite

Adhikari, U., Prajapati, B., & Bhandari, A. M. (2021). Performance evaluation and thermal analysis of pottery furnace in Thimi, Bhaktapur. Journal of Innovations in Engineering Education, 4(2), 128–137. https://doi.org/10.3126/jiee.v4i2.39694

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