A finite element kinematic analysis of planar granular solids flow

G.R. Watson, J.M. Rotter

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Abstract

A finite element analysis is presented to calculate the steady-state velocity fields in a cohesionless granular solid discharging from a planar flat-bottomed silo. The work expands and generalises the Tuzun and Nedderman (1979) theory to treat a wide range of geometries, material properties and boundary conditions. The approach is kinematic and gravity-based, solving for the velocity field and assuming complete stress independence.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3967-3978
Number of pages12
JournalChemical Engineering Science
Volume51
Issue number16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 1996

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