Many industries involving bulk solids require a fundamental understanding of powder bed packing structure and stress distribution in order to effectively design process equipment, optimize powder processes, and enhance product quality. Using Discrete Element Method simulations, a simple container filling and uniaxial compression process is modelled for a system of 70,000 glass bead particles with varying particle-particle cohesion and particle-wall friction and adhesion. Watch the presentation to find out more about the results of this study.
Presented as part of the virtual ATCx Discrete Element Method in November 2020.
Speaker: Nicholas Monroe, University of Delaware
Duration: 29 minutes