Inclined chute flow of rod-like particles using the discrete element method

Masato Saeki, Ryohei Arai

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Abstract

An inclined chute flow of rod-like particles is investigated both experimentally and analytically. The behavior of the particles is solved by the discrete element method (DEM). The rod-like particle model consists of a cylinder, capped at both ends by hemispheres whose radii are the same as the radius of the cylinder. The rod-like particles have three translational degrees of freedom, their rotational motion being described through quaternions, and the interparticle contact is described by a force that accounts for the elastic and dissipative interactions. The contact patterns for the rod-like particles are classified into six types. In the experiment, brass and acrylic resin cylinders of uniform size were used. The validity of the theory was confirmed by comparing the experimental and analytical results. In addition, the effect of the particle material on the flow pattern was examined.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication5th International Conference on Particle-Based Methods - Fundamentals and Applications, PARTICLES 2017
PublisherInternational Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering
Pages341-350
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9788494690976
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1
Event5th International Conference on Particle-Based Methods - Fundamentals and Applications, PARTICLES 2017 - Hannover, Germany
Duration: 2017 Sep 262017 Sep 28

Other

Other5th International Conference on Particle-Based Methods - Fundamentals and Applications, PARTICLES 2017
CountryGermany
CityHannover
Period17/9/2617/9/28

Keywords

  • Contact Problems
  • DEM
  • Granular Materials
  • Rod-like particles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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    Saeki, M., & Arai, R. (2017). Inclined chute flow of rod-like particles using the discrete element method. In 5th International Conference on Particle-Based Methods - Fundamentals and Applications, PARTICLES 2017 (pp. 341-350). International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering.