Experimental investigation of the flow pattern and wall pressure distribution in a silo with a double-cone insert

Michal Wojcik, Johannes Haertl, Jin Y. Ooi, Michael Rotter, Songxiong Ding, Gisle G. Enstad

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The aim of this paper is to present a recent experimental investigation of the wall pressure distribution and flow pattern observed during the filling and emptying of a full-scale silo, with and without, inserts. The experiments were carried out with sand, at the Dept. POSTEC in the Tel-Tek Research Institute in Norway. The results show that the double-cone insert had a strong influence on the flow and pressures in the silo. A skewed flow often occurred when the insert was installed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)296-303
Number of pages8
JournalParticle & Particle Systems Characterization
Issue number4-5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2007

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