A transient model to predict temperature within a tunnel ventilated broiler house during misting is developed. The model is calibrated with field data to obtain steady-state constants; transient predictions are compared to measured temperatures during cyclic misting for two different size birds. Measured temperatures during cyclic misting are shown to swing between steady-state asymptotes predicted from the model. Transient response of the model was faster than measured temperature data, in part due to temperature sensor dynamic response. The model predicts the length-wise temperature profile within the building during misting, and can be used to investigate alternate misting strategies and designs. Further improvements to the model are suggested.
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The investigation in this article (RIS-91-43) is published with the approval of the Director of the Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station, Lexington.
Gates, Richard S.; Overhults, Douglas G.; Bottcher, Robert W.; and Zhang, Shu Hui, "Field Calibration of a Transient Model for Broiler Misting" (1992). Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Faculty Publications. 118.