Discrete Element Method Investigation of Bulk Density and Electrical Resistivity of Calcined Coke Mixes
AbstractPacking density and electrical resistivity of particles assemblies are important factors for a variety of applications of granular materials. In the present work, a three-dimensional imaging technique is coupled with the discrete element method (DEM) to model anode grade calcined coke particles. Three-dimensional DEM models of samples with different size distribution of particles were studied to obtain the inter-particle contact information. As the content of fine particles increased, a higher inter-particle contact density and smaller average contact radius was observed in the samples. Confronting the DEM data and experimental measurements of electrical resistivity showed the simultaneous effects of packing density and contact density. Samples with higher contact density and smaller contact radius in general held high electrical resistivities. However, if increasing the contact density does not modify contacts between large particles, this will have a positive effect on packing density, so a lower electrical resistivity was obtained. View Full-Text
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Majidi, B.; Rouget, G.; Fafard, M.; Ziegler, D.; Alamdari, H. Discrete Element Method Investigation of Bulk Density and Electrical Resistivity of Calcined Coke Mixes. Metals 2017, 7, 154.
Majidi B, Rouget G, Fafard M, Ziegler D, Alamdari H. Discrete Element Method Investigation of Bulk Density and Electrical Resistivity of Calcined Coke Mixes. Metals. 2017; 7(5):154.Chicago/Turabian Style
Majidi, Behzad; Rouget, Geoffroy; Fafard, Mario; Ziegler, Donald; Alamdari, Houshang. 2017. "Discrete Element Method Investigation of Bulk Density and Electrical Resistivity of Calcined Coke Mixes." Metals 7, no. 5: 154.