Powder Technology, Vol.158, No.1-3, 45-50, 2005
Shear flow modeling of cohesive and frictional fine powder
For continuum mechanics based silo design, the measuring and modelling methods for the shear flow behaviour of cohesive, frictional powders play a central role. Studies of the particle mechanics can provide a better physical "microscopic" understanding of the essential constitutive functions of a powder "continuum". The discrete element method (DEM) is a tool that allows considering the details of the contact and adhesion forces for each particle contact. During bi-axial shear, the DEM results show an elastic regime, yielding, and steady-state flow of a two-dimensional model powder. (c) 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.