Temperature fields in industrial incubators
Moscow Aviation Institute (National Research University), 4, Volokolamskoe shosse, Moscow, А-80, GSP-3, 125993, Russia
AbstractModern poultry is technology based and industrial incubators with a hatching capacity of tens of thousand eggs are utilized. The microclimate found inside incubators is a result of CO2 (carbon dioxide) production, O2 (oxygen) consumption and heat dissipation by the eggs during the incubation period. In order to maintain suitable microclimatic conditions required for high hatching and post hatching performance, it is imperative to keep the incubation temperature at optimal levels, which is 37 to 38 0C for most poultry species. In this paper a set of mathematical models is proposed for the heat flow in industrial incubators with a horizontal ventilation scheme. A numerical method solving these equations is also provided here with test results.