Application of discrete element methods to modelling of belt feeders

Loughran, J.G., and Leonardi, C. (2005) Application of discrete element methods to modelling of belt feeders. In: Proceedings of the Fourth Australasian Congress on Applied Mechanics, pp. 119-124. From: Fourth Australasian Congress on Applied Mechanics, 16-18 February 2005, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

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Abstract

This paper reports on the application of 3-dimensional discrete element modelling to the prediction of pertinent mechanical quantities relevant to belt feeders fitted to an industrial surge bin. In the present application particular attention was focussed on prediction of normal reactions and sliding velocities between the bulk solid and conveyor system. Excessive conveyor wear is an important industry problem and prediction of the 3-dimensional spatial reactions and tractions can be used as gauge to give insight into critical regions requiring attention.

Item ID: 14815
Item Type: Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)
Keywords: bulk solids; coal; discrete element; feeder; finite element analysis
ISBN: 1-876855-231
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2010 00:28
FoR Codes: 09 ENGINEERING > 0999 Other Engineering > 099901 Agricultural Engineering @ 50%
09 ENGINEERING > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091399 Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified @ 40%
09 ENGINEERING > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090506 Structural Engineering @ 10%
SEO Codes: 82 PLANT PRODUCTION AND PLANT PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 8203 Industrial Crops > 820304 Sugar @ 51%
86 MANUFACTURING > 8614 Machinery and Equipment > 861401 Agricultural Machinery and Equipment @ 49%
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