469635 Comparative Studies of Granular Flows Using Edemâ„¢, Liggghts (open source) and PIV Experimental Setup

Monday, November 14, 2016: 2:36 PM
Union Square 1 & 2 (Hilton San Francisco Union Square)
Muhammad Shafiq Siraj, Muhammad Umer Khan, Babar Nawaz and Gul Niamat Shah, Department of Chemical Engineering, Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Nilore, Islamabad, Pakistan

Granular flows and solid particle mixing are crucial to understand as they play a vital role in multiple disciplines, for example, from pharmaceutical, mining, chemical and nuclear engineering to astronomical applications like study of the formation and movement of sand dunes on Mars and other planets. This makes granular flows a really interesting and emerging field.

In this presentation, new results will be presented using open source software LIGGGHTS and compared with some of the previous results [1-2] using EDEMTM. An experimental setup for PIV studies was also installed at Department of Chemical Engineering (DChE) in PIEAS and some of its results will also be presented.


[1] M.S. Siraj, S. Radl, B.J. Glasser, J.G. Khinast, Effect of Blade Angle and Particle Size on Powder Mixing Performance in a Rectangular Box. Powder Technology 211 (2011) 100-113.

[2] M.S. Siraj, Single-Blade Convective Powder Mixing: Impact of Blade Shape and Angle, Powder Technology 267 (2014) 289-301.

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