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VALIDATION OF MOVEMENT OVER A BELT CONVEYOR DRUM

Jiří Rozbroj 1  ,  
Jan Nečas 1  ,  
Daniel Gelnar 1  ,  
Jakub Hlosta 1  ,  
 
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VSB-Technical University of Ostrava, ENET Centre, Czech Republic
Adv. Sci. Technol. Res. J. 2017; 11(2):118–124
Publish date: 2017-06-01
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This paper presents the use of new modern methods for the research of movement of material on a belt conveyor. One of the innovative methods is Particle Image Velocimetry (“PIV”), which was used to scan and assess the two-dimensional vector field of speed of particles on the belt conveyor. Outputs from PIV were compared to simulations of the same transport process. These simulations were performed using the Discrete Element Method (“DEM”). Four transport speeds of material were assessed for a real and simulative belt conveyor model. Software tracking of particle movement was used to determine and compare the trajectories of paths of particles leaving the belt conveyor drum. Validation of the DEM simulation of material movement over a belt conveyor drum using PIV provided acceptable results in the area of particle speed fields. Comparison of the particle path trajectory corresponds to the preliminary hypothesis which leads to calibration of the DEM simulation. The results and assessment of this paper were created based on validation.
CORRESPONDING AUTHOR:
Jiří Rozbroj   
VSB-Technical University of Ostrava, ENET Centre, 17. listopadu 15/2172, 708 33 Ostrava-Poruba, Czech Republic
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