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Studies of granular flow and segregation in hoppers using positron emission particle tracking

John Shepperson

Studies of granular flow and segregation in hoppers using positron emission particle tracking

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Published by University of Birmingham in Birmingham .
Written in English

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Thesis (PhD) - University of Birmingham, School of Chemical Engineering.

Statementby John Shepperson.
The Physical Object
Pagination447 p. :
Number of Pages447
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16019038M

The study will focus on dense granular chute flow where kinetic sieving is the dominant mechanism for particle-size segregation. The basic idea is: that as grains avalanche down-slope, the local void ratio fluctuates and small particles fall into the gaps that open up beneath them, as they are more likely to fit into the available space than. Written in four parts, this book provides a dedicated and in-depth reference for blending within the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry. It links the science of blending with regulatory requirements associated with pharmaceutical manufacture. The contributors are a combination of leading academic and industrial experts, who provide an informed and industrially relevant . Molecular imaging with Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Positron Emission Tomography (PET) is an exquisitely sensitive, non-invasive imaging technique for visualizing molecular processes in humans and animals. 1, 2 It measures the spatial and temporal distribution of positron emitters in the human body by coincidence detection of annihilation photons upon positron . The discrete element method can be used for modeling moving granular media in which heat and mass transport takes place. In this paper the concept of discrete element modeling with special emphasis on applicable force laws is introduced and the necessary equations for heat transport within particle assemblies are derived.

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Studies of granular flow and segregation in hoppers using positron emission particle tracking by John Shepperson Download PDF EPUB FB2

Segregation in Vibrated Granular Systems explains the individual mechanisms that influence the segregation of granular media under vibration, along with their interactions.

Drawing on research from a wide range of academic disciplines, the book focuses on vibrated granular systems that are used in industry, providing a guide that will solve. An experimental study has been carried out on the solids motion in Studies of granular flow and segregation in hoppers using positron emission particle tracking book conical frustum-shaped vertical high shear mixer granulator by using the positron emission particle tracking.

The in-situ tracking of granular particles during discharge should provide further information regarding silo flow. Methods such as Positron Emission Particle Tracking (PEPT) [5,6], and Electrical Capacitance Tomography (ECT) [, ] can be used to visualize the internal flow pattern of a silo.

However, each method has its own by: 1. This paper is therefore to study the dynamics of granular motion in such a kind of system using Positron Emission Particle Tracking (PEPT), which allows the motion of a single tracer particle.

Positron emission tomography (PET) and positron emission particle tracking (PEPT) are unique in flow visualization terms, being capable of probing such opaque systems and examining flow phenomena. For industrial imaging more often a modified version of conventional PET, known as positron emission particle tracking (PEPT) is used to study particle dynamics, granular systems and multiphase flows (Parker, Broadbent, Fowles, Hawkesworth, & McNeil, ).

In PEPT a single radioactive particle is tracked as it moves through the system under. However, the process is difficult to monitor and control and the structure of the granular flow is poorly understood. Positron emission particle tracking was used to study powder flow. Granular flow on vibrating screens exhibits complex phenomena such as segregation, percolation and flow of oversize material over the separating medium.

In this work, a unique granular rheology is established for particles moving on a vibrating screen. Granular flow modelling of rotating drum flows using positron emission particle tracking.

Such mixers have been studied using positron emission particle tracking (PEPT) by Broadbent et al. and more recently by Jones and Bridgwater. This technique permits visualisation of the granular flow in the mixer and allows quantitative characterisation of the mixing by following the long term trajectories of an irradiated tracer particle.

To this end, several large-scale DEM-based numerical investigations of the flow of monodisperse and bidisperse blends of up to particles over a span of s in a V-blender will be discussed using entities such as the particle velocity and granular temperature, the torque of the mixing system, RSD curves and mixing times.

Marston, J. & Thoroddsen, S. Investigation of granular impact using positron emission particle tracking. Powder Technology.

Particle motion within a cylindrical vessel of a Turbula mixer has been measured for 2mm glass spheres using Positron Emission Particle Tracking (PEPT). Granular flow from hopper (study of flow profile) using DEM technique Particle animation with Paraview - Duration: Granular flow in a rotating drum.

Nan Gui, Shengyao Jiang, Jiyuan Tu, Xingtuan Yang, Application in granular flows, Gas-Particle and Granular Flow Systems, /B, (), (). Crossref Bei-Bing Dai, Jun Yang, Feng-Tao Liu, Xiao-Qiang Gu, Kai-Rong Lin, A new index to characterize the segregation of binary mixture, Powder Technology, /j.

The presence of liquids can significantly affect the dynamics of granular flow. This paper investigates the effect of liquids on radial segregation of granular mixture in a rotating drum using the discrete element method.

The wet granular mixture, due to differences in particle size and density, segregates in a similar way to that of dry particles: lighter/larger particles move to. Results of discrete element method (DEM) simulation and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) experiments are compared for monodisperse granular materials flowing in a half-filled horizontal rotating cylinder.

Because opacity is not a problem for MRI, a long cylinder with an aspect ratio ∼7 was used and the flow in a thin transverse slice near the center was studied. The segregation of granular materials due to differences in particle properties occurs during a variety of handling and transport processes, such as flow from a hopper.

In the present work, the discrete element method (DEM) is used to investigate segregation of granular materials during discharge from a hopper.

The effects of various particle properties and [ ]. Investigation of the effect of particle size and shape on segregation in hoppers using Positron Emission Particle Tracking. rson, J.P.K. Seville R.W. Greenwood and Seventh Bulk Materials Storage, Handling and Transportation Conference, OctoberNewcastle, New South Wales, Australia.

Vol 1 page A binary three-dimensional highly fluidized vibrated granular bed has been investigated for the first time using positron emission particle tracking.

Packing fraction distributions and granular temperature profiles are calculated for each species and the response to changes in the amplitude of vibration and the number of grains are determined. This paper presents a comparison numerical study of the dry and wet granular flows in a cylindrical hopper with flat bottom by means of the discrete element method.

A cohesion model is used to examine the impact of moisture presence in hopper flow. It is found that with the increase of Bond number, the discharge rate decreases. The particle force structure inside the hopper.

The discharge of granular material from a hopper subject to vertical sinusoidal oscillations was investigated using experiments and discrete element computer simulations.

With the hopper exit closed, side-wall convection cells are observed, oriented such that particles move up along the inclined walls of the hopper and down at the center line. The convection cells are a result of the granular. Abstract. The aim of this study is to present a novel approach for analyzing the pharmaceutical solid mixing performance of monodisperse particles by a numerical simulation using the mathematical model of rigid solid objects “for a large span of time reached 20 min”.

zone inside 60º internal angle hopper using amaranth seeds as granular material. Application of PIV to evaluate velocity profiles of granular flow using 2-D transparent silos and hoppers have been also used in the past [25, 26, ].

In these studies, the granular materials varied from agricultural seeds [25, 33] to glass beads [34]. Using dimensional analysis method, a correlation was established as Q.(μ') − /(d p.μ.ρ p /ρ)={(d p) 3.(ρ p) 2.g/μ 2} {d p /(d o-kd p)} −, where Q is theoretical flow rate of granules, μ´ is coefficient of friction, d p is particle diameter, μ is viscosity of air, ρ p is apparent density of granules, ρ density of.

Granular materials composed of particles with differing grain sizes, densities, shapes, or surface properties may experience unexpected segregation during flow. This review focuses on kinetic sieving and squeeze expulsion, whose combined effect produces the dominant gravity-driven segregation mechanism in dense sheared flows.

Shallow granular avalanches that form at. The poem Auguries of Innocence by William Blake illustrates one of the complexities of granular physics: Each grain of sand is unique 1 1. Greenberg, A Grain of Sand: Nature’s Secret Wonder (Voyageur Press, St.

Paul, MN, ). and the entirety of particle-particle interactions in a sand pile is unpredictable. 2 2. Duran, Sands, Powders and Grains. C-Y Wu, X F Fan, F Motazedian, J P K Seville, D J Parker, A C F Cocks, Quantitative investigation of powder flow during die filling using positron emission particle tracking, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part E: Journal of Process Mechanical Engineering, /JPME,3, (), ().

Granular flow from hopper (study of flow profile) using DEM technique - Duration: Raj Kishor views. PFC2D Specimen Damage Plots - Duration: C-Y Wu, X F Fan, F Motazedian, J P K Seville, D J Parker and A C F Cocks, Quantitative investigation of powder flow during die filling using positron emission particle tracking, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part E: Journal of Process Mechanical Engineering, /JPME,3, (), ().

The hopper geometry is chosen according to Yang and Hsiau (, “The Simulation and Experimental Study of Granular Materials Discharged From a Silo With the Placement of Inserts,” Powder Technol., (3), pp.

–), who performed both experimental and numerical investigations. The considered setup is attractive because it involves. Segregation and poor flow are potential concerns in the operation of industrial hoppers.

Flow problems include arching and bridging, which can stop flow from the hopper, and ratholing—the stagnation of material at the hopper walls which effectively reduces capacity. These issues can be addressed via changes in hopper design or modification of.

Abstract. In this study, we detail a method for estimating the flux-averaged solid fraction of a steady granular flows moving down an inclined rectangular chute using velocity measurements from along the perimeter cross section, combined with knowledge of the mass flow rate through the cross section.

an experimental study of the velocity field within the fluidized layer of monodisperse particles in a quasi-2D ~two-dimensional. rotating tumbler in the rolling flow regime using particle tracking velocimetry. The granular flow is illuminated by a laser flash and recorded using a charge coupled device camera.

A study of the granular flow in a conical hopper discharge using discrete and continuum approach when a continuum method is used to model silo discharge, in particular, to pursue particle-scale features in such granular flow. In this study, wall pressure, flow pattern and flow rate during silo discharge are investigated using both ALE and.


This paper presents a DEM study of the effect of particle shapes on granular flows through hoppers, based on a novel method of generation and packing of realistic sand samples proposed recently by the authors (Mollon and Zhao ).

Realistic 2D particles of Toyoura sand are used as a demonstrative example. granular flow models capture the essentials ofmixing processes')"Appl.

Math. Modell "Positron emission particle tracking studies ofpowder mixing in a planetary mixer", Proc. ofFrontiers in "Radial segregation of granular mixtures in rotating cylinders", Phy. Fluids 9, (lb). Kinetic-Diffusional Modeling of Mixing and Segregation in a Rotary Granular Bed A.

Boateng Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Granular Media Segregated in a Rotating Drum K. Hill, J. Kakalios, and A. Caprihan Particle Flow in an Annular Static Mixer Dryer L.F.G.

Godoi, K. Park, LF.T. Alonso, and W. Correa Jr. Segregation is a major problem for many solids processing industries. Differences in particle size or density can lead to flow-induced segregation.

In the present work, we employ the discrete element method (DEM) – one type of particle dynamics (PD) technique – to investigate the mixing and segregation of granular material in some prototypical solid handling devices. Differences in these particle properties may lead to segregation of the material upon transport or other handling.

The flow of granular material within a hopper is one such process that may induce segregation. This segregation is problematic in that product quality is usually dependent on maintaining homogeneity of the blend. Particle Velocities in Hopper Discharge Using Positron Emission Particle Tracking.

Seville, J. P Simultaneous Measurement of Flowing Voidage and Particle Velocities in an Axially-Symmetric Hopper Using a Novel Tomographic Scanner Discrete Element Simulation of Granular Flow in Hoppers: Discharge Rate and Wall Stress Predictions in 2.The mixing processes of granular materials have gained wide interest among various fields of science and engineering.

In this study, our focus is a mixing process for offshore mining. We conducted numerical simulations using the discrete element method (DEM) in comparison with experimental works on mixing color sand.

Careful calibration of initial packing densities has. This work assesses the accuracy of the discrete element method (DEM) for the simulation of solids mixing using non‐intrusive Lagrangian radioactive particle tracking data, and explains why it may provide physically sound results even when non‐real particle properties are used.

The simulation results concern the size segregation of polydisperse granules in a .