|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|171993||458512||2016||14 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود رایگان|
• We present the methodology for a 3D DEM model with moving realistic geometry.
• Details on the selection of critical model input parameters and validation method.
• Simulation results show complex particle motion in a Mi-Pro lab scale granulator.
This paper presents the implementation of a methodology incorporating a 3D CAD geometry into a 3D Discrete Element Method (DEM) code; discussing some of the issues which were experienced. The 3D CAD model was discretised into a finite element mesh and the finite wall method was employed for contact detection between the elements and the spherical particles. The geometry was based on a lab scale Mi-Pro granulator. Simulations were performed to represent dry particle motion in this piece of equipment. The model was validated by high speed photography of the particle motion at the surface of the Mi-Pro’s clear bowl walls. The results indicated that the particle motion was dominated by the high speed impeller and that a roping regime exists. The results from this work give a greater insight into the particle motion and can be used to understand the complex interactions which occur within this equipment.
Journal: Computers & Chemical Engineering - Volume 93, 4 October 2016, Pages 234–247