A model of heat transfer coefficients over steam-cooked surimi paste

A. Su, Edward Kolbe, Jae W. Park

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An accurate prediction of cooking time for surimi products necessitates a study of the variable heat transfer coefficient (h). Three different methods including the inverse method, the lumped mass method and the heat flux method were used to determine the coefficients. Comparisons between simulated and measured temperature distribution histories indicated that the inverse method, a nonlinear regression procedure, gave a relatively accurate estimation of the heat transfer coefficients. However, the lumped mass method and the heat flux method overestimated the coefficients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-53
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Aquatic Food Product Technology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Sep 1
Externally publishedYes



  • Heat transfer coefficient
  • Modeling
  • Surimi

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Aquatic Science

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