Date of Award
Master of Science
Three sizes of paradichlorobenzene spheres were cast and allowed to sublimate in a natural convection environment. The mass loss over time was recorded, and a sublimation rate was calculated. The three sphere diameter sizes were: 0.04025 m (1.58 in), 0.0677 m (2.67 in), and 0.0846 m (3.33 in). The Schmidt number was shown to be a constant 3.64 from calculations. Results of experiments show that the range of Sherwood numbers varies from 1.19 × 104 up to 1.71 × 104, and the Rayleigh number climbs from 69.3 to 643.5. An equation was developed to relate these dimensionless numbers.
dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Anderson, William Patrick, "Sublimating Paradichlorobenzene Spheres in a Natural Convection Environment" (2012). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 437.