EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 249, 2021Powders & Grains 2021 – 9th International Conference on Micromechanics on Granular Media
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||Particle Simulations and Particle-Based Methods|
|Published online||07 June 2021|
Particle velocity profile in an inclined rotating drum
School of Engineering, Western Sydney University, Locked bag 1797, Penrith, NSW 2751, Australia
Published online: 7 June 2021
Various experimental and numerical studies have been carried out to study the velocity profiles of the particles inside horizontal rotating drums, but little emphasis has been laid on inclined rotating drums, though these drums are extensively used in granular process industries. In this study, velocity profiles of the particles in a rotating drum with 0o, 5o, 10o, and 15o inclinations have been studied by using the discrete element method. It was found that at the locations of the drum with the volumetric fill in the range of 0.2 0.8, the inclined rotating drum has a similar variation of velocity with the radial height to the horizontal rotating drum. However, the variation of the average particle velocity along the length of the drum differs for horizontal and inclined drums. Furthermore, for the inclined rotating drum, the average velocity increases with the increase in the volumetric fill.
A video is available at https://doi.org/10.48448/j31c-tq62
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