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Virtual characterization of dense granular flow through a vertically rotating feeding experiment

: Niedziela, Dariusz; Rau, Sebastian; Steiner, Konrad; Vita, Simone de; Lutsche, Marion; Richter, Meike; Schmidt, Mattias; Stoltz, Christopher


Chemical Engineering and Technology 40 (2017), Nr.9, S.1599-1604
ISSN: 0930-7516
ISSN: 1521-4125
Fraunhofer ITWM ()

The applicability of continuum granular flow models relies on the characterization of the macroscopic constituting relations of such models. Recent works have presented relations especially for the granular viscosity in certain well-defined experiments. Here, a different, highly dynamic, yet dense granular flow experiment using a vertically rotating feeding device with an off-centered rotating bottom opening together with an inverse problem approach of model essential parameters is described. For validation purposes, glass beads are used, even though the method is developed for a broader scope of materials. The same workflow is applied to a continuum and a discrete element method (DEM) model and results with a relative error in a comparable range are obtained.