The presentation discusses the problems of designing screw conveyors with regard to the determination of the exploitation parameters (mass efficiency and power demand) when current calculation methods are in use. To improve the designing process and provide more reliable results, a DEM method was introduced to everyday usage in FMK company. The presentation shows the innovative results of the experimental and simulation studies concerning the determination of the exploitation parameters of the screw conveyor. Our studies indicated great agreement of the DEM results with reality in the aspect of mass efficiency and power demand calculation. Moreover, exemplary simulations of bulk material transport in a screw conveyor are be presented.
Presented as part of the virtual ATCx Discrete Element Method in November 2020.
Speaker: Piotr Rubacha, Simulation Engineer, FMK Poland
Duration: 18 minutes