EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 249, 2021Powders & Grains 2021 – 9th International Conference on Micromechanics on Granular Media
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||Fluids and Particles|
|Published online||07 June 2021|
Hydraulic transport regimes of grains in a millifluidic confinement
Mines Saint-Étienne, Univ. Lyon, CNRS, UMR 5307 LGF, Center SPIN, F-42023 Saint-Étienne, France
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Published online: 7 June 2021
Granular matter transported by hydraulic conveying behaves under several transport regimes. The techncal challenge is to predict the dilute or dense regime of transport as well as the pressure drop required in order to design properly a granular hydraulic conveying system. We address this problem with a laboratory scale experimental setup able to reproduce the key features of hydraulic conveying of grains. Pressure drop measurements as well as image analysis have been used to characterize a slug transport regime and its crossover towards a moving bed transport regime. A dimensionless characteristic curves diagram has been established and a reasonably good pressure drop prediction with a generic power law is explained in details. This preliminary work has the potential to open perspectives for the design of a predictive tool for pressure drops in hydraulic conveying systems.
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