Numerical Analysis of Air Effect on the Dynamics of the FT4 Powder Rheometer

Researcher
Wenguang Nan
Institute
University of Leeds, UK
Department
Chemical and Process Engineering
Supervisor
Prof. Mojtaba Ghadiri
Timeline
01/10/2015 – 01/10/2016

The FT4 powder rheometer of Freeman Technology has received a great attention for its capability to operate in the dynamic regime of shear strain rate. It measures the work of an impeller rotating and penetrating a bed of powders. For light and fine powders, the interstitial air affects the powder dynamics. We use the DEM-CFD simulation platform based on EDEM and ANSYS Fluent to simulate the influence of air drag on the dynamic behavior of the FT4 rheometer.

Websiteghadiri-group.leeds.ac.uk

Publications: ‘Numerical Analysis of Air Effect on the Dynamics of the FT4 Powder Rheometer’, W. Nan, M. Ghadiri, and Y. Wang, PTUK Forum/IFPRI Conference. June 2016, University of Surrey, United Kingdom.

 

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Wenguang Nan University of Leeds

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