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Title: DEM investigation of the axial dispersion behavior of a binary mixture in the rotating drum
Authors: Yang, Shiliang
Zhang, Liangqi
Luo, Kun
Chew, Jia Wei
Keywords: Engineering::Chemical engineering
Issue Date: 2018
Source: Yang, S., Zhang, L., Luo, K., & Chew, J. W. (2018). DEM investigation of the axial dispersion behavior of a binary mixture in the rotating drum. Powder Technology, 330, 93-104. doi:10.1016/j.powtec.2018.02.021
Journal: Powder Technology
Abstract: The granular motion of binary-size mixture in a three-dimensional rotating drum operating in the rolling regime is numerically tracked via the discrete element method (DEM), with a focus on the axial dispersion behavior of the different particle types in response to the inherent size-segregation. Accordingly, the evolution with time, the frequency distribution and the space-time profiles of the axial dispersion coefficients are evaluated. The results demonstrate that (i) the fast radial segregation gives rise to the sharp increase and decrease of the axial dispersion coefficients of respectively the large and small particles in both the active and passive regions; (ii) the axial dispersion coefficients in the active region is an order-of-magnitude higher than that in the passive region; (iii) after the radial segregation, the frequency distributions of the axial dispersion coefficients of the large particles, the small particles and all the particles are normal distributions; (iv) the greatest axial dispersion coefficients of both particle types are at the upper part of the active region near the bed surface; (v) increasing the rotating speed and particle diameter ratio clearly enhances the axial dispersion intenstity in the active and passive regions; and (vi) axial segregation results in the greatest axial dispersion near the end walls, while most of the rest of the drum exhibit equally low axial dispersion. The results obtained here contribute towards understanding the dynamical response of the axial dispersion of different particle types to the inevitable radial and axial segregation phenomena, and are expected to be valuable for improving operations and advancing theoretical models of such granular systems with constituents of different sizes.
ISSN: 0032-5910
DOI: 10.1016/j.powtec.2018.02.021
Rights: © 2018 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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