Flow properties of bulk solids and their use in solving industrial problems Academic Article uri icon


  • For a long time the only engineers interested in silos were civil engineers, because they are responsible for the structural stability of silos. On the other hand process engineers, mainly educated as mechanical or chemical engineers, feel responsible for the flow inside silos and the continuous uninterrupted discharge from the bottom opening of the silo. Since the pressure applied to walls, inserts and the bottom area are governed by the flow properties of the stored bulk solid and the flow pattern inside the silo, civil engineers and process …

publication date

  • October 22, 2001