Numerical study of wet particle flow in a rotating drum

Peiyuan Liu, Ruiping Zou, Aibing Yu, Runyu Yang

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Numerical simulations based on discrete element method (DEM) are performed to study the wet particle flow in a rotating drum. The numerical results qualitatively reproduce the macroscopic flow pattern observed in the physical experiments. The inter-particle cohesion due to the presence of water induces discrete avalanches for the flow with rugged surface. The microdynamics related to flow and force structures are analysed. The results are shown to be useful to understand the mechanisms underlying the flow of wet particles.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPowders and Grains 2009: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Micromechanics of Granular Media
EditorsMasami Nakagawa, Stefan Luding
Place of PublicationMelville NY USA
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics
Pages613 - 616
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9780735406827
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
EventPowders and Grains 2009 - Golden CO USA, Golden, United States of America
Duration: 13 Jul 200917 Jul 2009
Conference number: 6th


ConferencePowders and Grains 2009
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America

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