Quantification of the relationship between porosity and interparticle forces for the packing of wet uniform spheres

C. L. Feng, A. B. Yu

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This paper presents an attempt to quantify the relationship between porosity and interparticle forces. In particular, it concerns the packing of wet mono-sized spheres where capillary force is dominant. The interrelationships between capillary force, porosity, and liquid content are first analyzed based on well-established theories and experimental observations. The resultant data are then used to correlate porosity with the force ratio defined as the average capillary force to the gravity of a particle. Application of this correlation is finally demonstrated by examples of porosity prediction. (C) 2000 Academic Press.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)136-142
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Colloid and Interface Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2000
Externally publishedYes


  • Capillary force
  • Interparticle force
  • Liquid addition
  • Packing
  • Porosity

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