Dynamics and Modeling of Particulate Systems I

Monday, November 8, 2010: 8:30 AM
251 B Room (Salt Palace Convention Center)

The session will focus on the advancement of chemical engineers ability to understand, predict, design, and thus optimize particulate systems. Advances in experimental methods, numerical simulations and granular theories have the potential to improve nucleation and aggregation/agglomeration/coalescence dynamics in particulate systems (including solid/liquid and solid/gas) and thus control size and topography (e.g., fractal dimension) of products. Increasing computational power and new numerical/analytical techniques from Applied Mechanics have allowed for increasingly complex particulate systems to be modeled and have set the stage for future work in such diverse areas as mixing/segregation, granulation, fluidization, and pneumatic conveying, to name but a few.

Solids Flow, Handling and Processing

James F. Gilchrist
Email: gilchrist@lehigh.edu

Kimberly H. Henthorn
Email: haydenks@rose-hulman.edu

8:30 AM
(18a) A Constitutive Model for Quasi-Static and Intermediate Granular Flows
Jin Sun, Sebastian Chialvo and Sankaran Sundaresan

8:50 AM
(18b) Predicting the Critical Length Scale for Clustering Instabilities in the Homogenous Cooling of Inelastic Particles
Daniel J. Cromer, Steven R. Dahl, Peter P. Mitrano, Michael S. Pacella and Christine M. Hrenya

9:10 AM
(18c) Thermoelastic Instability of Dissimilar Materials in Contact
Adel F. Alenzi, Tathagata Bhattacharya and J. J. McCarthy

9:30 AM
(18d) Discrete Element Modeling of Bi-Convex Tablet Shaped Particles - Contact Detection Algorithms and Validation
Madhusudhan Kodam, Rahul Bharadwaj, Jennifer S. Curtis, Bruno C. Hancock and Carl R. Wassgren

10:10 AM
(18f) Modeling of Flexible Particles Using DEM
Stephen Cole, Wai Sam Wong, John Favier and Richard D. LaRoche

10:30 AM
(18g) Compaction of Binary Particle Mixtures Using the Multi-Particle Finite Element Method (MPFEM)
Tuhin Sinha, Jennifer S. Curtis, Bruno C. Hancock and Carl R. Wassgren
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