Homogenization of granular pipe flow by means of helical inner-wall texture

Journal article
(Original article)


Publication Details

Author(s): Verbücheln F, Ribeiro Parteli EJ, Pöschel T
Journal: EPJ Web of Conferences
Publication year: 2017
Volume: 140
ISSN: 2100-014X
Language: English


Abstract


The homogenization of granular flows through narrow pipes is important for a broad range of technological and industrial applications. Here we show, by means of molecular dynamics simulations, that such homogenization can be achieved by adding a helical inner-wall texture to the pipe, without the need for energy input from any external source. By using such a texture, jamming is prevented and the granular flux can be predicted using a modified Beverloo equation that accounts for the wavelength of the helical texture.



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Pöschel, Thorsten Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Multiscale Simulation of Particulate Systems
Ribeiro Parteli, Eric Josef Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Multiscale Simulation of Particulate Systems
Verbücheln, Felix
Lehrstuhl für Multiscale Simulation of Particulate Systems


How to cite

APA:
Verbücheln, F., Ribeiro Parteli, E.J., & Pöschel, T. (2017). Homogenization of granular pipe flow by means of helical inner-wall texture. EPJ Web of Conferences, 140. https://dx.doi.org/10.1051/epjconf/201714003069

MLA:
Verbücheln, Felix, Eric Josef Ribeiro Parteli, and Thorsten Pöschel. "Homogenization of granular pipe flow by means of helical inner-wall texture." EPJ Web of Conferences 140 (2017).

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