Title

Strategy for the Design of Optimal Industrial Sieve Trays

RIS ID

27236

Publication Details

Raper, J. A., Phuong, T. & Fell, C. (1977). Strategy for the Design of Optimal Industrial Sieve Trays. 5th Australian Conference on Chemical Engineering Canberra: Chemeca77.

Abstract

By casting the problem of designing an industrial sieve tray into the form of a constrained optimisation study, it is possible to arrive at an optimal tray design by making use of classical multi-study, optimisation dimensional search techniques. Tray designs evolved using this approach are superior to those obtained using existing iterative empirical design procedures. Examples of the new approach to several industrial column traying and retraying exercises are given.