Axial porosity distribution in a packed bed of deformable particles: A numerical study based on DEM Academic Article uri icon


  • Any industry producing or involved with powdered solids, whether they are foods, detergents, coal, ceramics, cements, explosives, dyes, pigments, fertilisers, or chemicals, cannot avoid facing the problems of storage, flow and transportation of granular materials. Caking and lumping present common problems in these industries, both from the perspective of internal handling and processing as well as intermediate and final product qualities. The shelf-life of caking and lumping materials is another concern. The …

publication date

  • October 22, 2001