Impaction of particle streams on a granular bed

Sida D Liu, Zongyan Zhou, Kejun J Dong, Aibing Yu, John Tsalapatis, David Pinson

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Impaction of particle streams on granular beds can be observed in various processes. One typical example is the burden distribution in an ironmaking blast furnace. The stream of heavy iron-bearing pellets impacts the pre-formed coke surface at the blast furnace throat region. The coke layer then can move and collapse. The formed burden profile is important in controlling the radial distribution of gas flow, and hence productivity and stability. In this paper, the impaction of pellets on the coke surface is investigated using discrete element method. A 90 degree sector is modelled with a pre-formed coke surface impacted by pellets flowing from a rotating chute. Microscopic analysis on the flow and force structures is carried out to examine the impaction with different chute angles and discharge rates.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPowders and Grains 2013: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Micromechanics of Granular Media
EditorsAibing Yu, Kejun Dong, Runyu Yang, Stefan Luding
Place of PublicationMelville NY USA
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics
Pages634 - 637
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9780735411661
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
EventPowders and Grains 2013 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 8 Jul 201312 Jul 2013
Conference number: 7th


ConferencePowders and Grains 2013
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