Simulation of Material Flow Through a Sample Divider
Jiří Rozbroj 1  
Jan Nečas 1  
David Žurovec 1  
Jakub Hlosta 1  
Daniel Gelnar 1  
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VSB-Technical University of Ostrava, ENET Centre, Ostrava-Poruba, Czech Republic
Publish date: 2018-03-01
Adv. Sci. Technol. Res. J. 2018; 12(1):194–199
The prerequisite for a modern approach to innovative procedures of the development of current or even newly created equipment for the transport of particulate materials is the utilization of simulation methods, such as the Discrete Element Method (DEM). This article focuses on the basic, or initial, validation of movement of material through the sample divider. The mechanical-physical properties of brown coal were measured. Based on these parameters the preliminary input values for EDEM Academic were selected, and a simulation of the dividing process was run. The key monitored parameters included density and friction coefficient. Experiments on a realistic model of the equipment were performed and assessed. The total weights of brown coal at the exit from the divider were determined for a specific speed of the divider. The aim of this task was to simulate the realistically determined weight division of the brown coal sample. The result from the DEM was compared with the results of measurement on a realistic model.
Jiří Rozbroj   
VSB-Technical University of Ostrava, ENET Centre, 17. listopadu 15/2172, 708 33 Ostrava-Poruba, Czech Republic