Porosity Calculation of Binary Mixtures of Nonspherical Particles

Ai‐Bing ‐B Yu, Nicholas Standish, Arnold McLean

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An investigation has been made of the packing of binary mixtures of either spherical or nonspherical particles. It is shown that this binary packing system can satisfactorily be described by the Westman equation. By use of the concept of “equivalent packing diameter,” nonspherical particle packing may be related to spherical particle packing. The porosity of binary mixtures of nonspherical particles can then be predicted by means of a model developed for spherical particles. This approach is verified by the good agreement between the calculated and experimental results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2813-2816
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Ceramic Society
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes

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