Special Issue "Recent Advances in Modelling and Simulation of Granular Flow"

A special issue of Processes (ISSN 2227-9717). This special issue belongs to the section "Process Control and Supervision".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Hamid Salehi
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Guest Editor
School of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Science, University of Greenwich, London SE10 9LS, UK
Interests: flow properties of conventional powder and of biomass particulate solids
Prof. Mike Bradley
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Guest Editor
School of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Science, University of Greenwich, London SE10 9LS, UK
Interests: bulk solids handling
Dr. Hamid Gilvari
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Guest Editor
Department of Process and Energy (P&E), Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime, and Materials Engineering (3mE), TU Delft, Leeghwaterstraat 39, NL-2628 CB Delft, The Netherlands
Interests: bulk handling; particulate materials; transportation & logistic; Discrete Element Method (DEM); gasification

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Particulate materials are widely used in many industrial applications and daily life. These materials are second only to water as the most transported/conveyed/stored/handled material in different industries worldwide. It is estimated that more than 70% of products in chemical industries are manufactured as particulate solids, and a further 20% use granular materials as ingredients. Therefore, granular material flow properties play an important role in designing equipment for industrial applications. Granular materials consist of solids (elastic, plastic and brittle particles), gas (air between particles) and moisture on the surface or inside the particles. Interaction of these phases makes the flow prediction of these materials a challenging task. In addition, there is no common model based on continuum mechanical modelling to predict the flow behaviour of particulate materials at different processes or different consolidation stress and environmental condition. Simulation techniques, such as the Discrete Element Method (DEM), has gained interest in recent years for predicting the behaviour of granular materials at different conditions; however, DEM requires further development to reduce computational need as well as more efficient calibration methods. The aim of this Special Issue on “Recent Advances in Modelling and Simulation of Granular Flow” is to gather outstanding research and the comprehensive coverage on both modelling and simulation of particulate material handling. Manuscripts presenting the results of continued mechanical modelling and/or numerical simulations for the different types of materials in granular form are welcomed.

Dr. Hamid Salehi
Prof. Mike Bradley
Dr. Hamid Gilvari
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Processes is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1200 CHF (Swiss Francs). Please note that for papers submitted after 31 December 2019 an APC of 1400 CHF applies. Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Keywords

  • particulate material and particle characterisation
  • modelling and simulation of powder handling and operations

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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