A probabilistic particle replacement model to simulate bulk material degradation during conveying processes using DEM

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Due to mechanical stress during transport and storage, bulk material
partly degrades and fines are produced. This can be problematic in
various applications and is often responsible for high costs, energy
consumption and emissions. In this work a model for the discrete element
method is presented to simulate particle breakage during conveying
processes. The breakage model is based on the particle replacement
method. In contrast to other particle replacement models, mass and
volume remain constant. The model has been verified and validated by a
trial of shatter tests with blast furnace sinter. High mass flows and further
breakage of fragments for processes with several damaging events, as
found in industrial applications, can also be simulated. An application of
this model is presented, where two different transfer chutes are compared
with regard to material degradation. Simulation and test results are


TitelProceedings of the XXIV International Conference MHCL 2022
UntertitelInternational Conference on Materal Handling, Constructions and Logistics
Redakteure/-innenNenad Zrnić, Georg Kartnig, Srđan Bošnjak
ErscheinungsortBelgrade, Serbia
Herausgeber (Verlag)Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Belgrade University
ISBN (Print)978-86-6060-134-8
StatusVeröffentlicht - Sep 2022
VeranstaltungXXIV International Conference on Material Handling, Constructions and Logistics - Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbien
Dauer: 21 Sep 202223 Sep 2022
Konferenznummer: 24


KonferenzXXIV International Conference on Material Handling, Constructions and Logistics
KurztitelMHCL 2022