Experimental study on the packing of uniform spheres under three-dimensional vibration

Changxing Li, Xizhong An, Runyu Yang, Ruiping Zou, Aibing Yu

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Abstract

Densification of mono-sized sphere packings under three-dimensional (3D) vibration is experimentally studied. The effects of an operational condition, such as vibration amplitude and frequency and feeding method, on packing density are systematically investigated. The results indicate that the dense packings can be achieved by proper control of both vibration amplitude and frequency. The feeding method plays an important role in densification. Higher packing densities can be obtained when the number of particles fed per batch is less than one layer. Packing density decreases with increasing number of particles fed per batch, but keeps constant when the number of particles per batch is larger than three layers. Through the extrapolation on packing density obtained from different sized containers, the maximum packing density is 0.69 for the total feeding method and 0.74 for the batch-wise feeding under the present experimental condition. The formation of ordered structure is discussed based on the particle interlayer diffusion.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)617 - 622
Number of pages6
JournalPowder Technology
Volume208
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Li, Changxing ; An, Xizhong ; Yang, Runyu ; Zou, Ruiping ; Yu, Aibing. / Experimental study on the packing of uniform spheres under three-dimensional vibration. In: Powder Technology. 2011 ; Vol. 208, No. 3. pp. 617 - 622.
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Experimental study on the packing of uniform spheres under three-dimensional vibration. / Li, Changxing; An, Xizhong; Yang, Runyu; Zou, Ruiping; Yu, Aibing.

In: Powder Technology, Vol. 208, No. 3, 2011, p. 617 - 622.

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