Dynamic properties of immersed granular matter in different flow regimes in a rotating drum

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Abstract

Using particle tracking velocimetry, we study the dynamic properties and flowing behavior of immersed granular matter in a rotating drum. In this study, the interstitial fluid is water or a water-glycerol mixture. The filling degree of the particles, the rotation speed, and the viscosity of the interstitial fluid are the three experimental control parameters. The results show that both the granular dynamic properties and flowing behavior are strongly affected by the operational parameters. At lower rotation speed or liquid viscosity, the distance between the centroid of all particles and the center of the tank is the same as the initial configuration, but the distance decreases rapidly when the liquid viscosity is above a critical value. The mean velocity, obtained by averaging the velocities of all particles will decrease with the increase of the liquid viscosity. When the liquid viscosity is above a critical value, the mean velocity will increase, and the granular flow behavior will transform into a suspension regime. Furthermore, the experimental results indicate that the liquid viscosity and the flow rate per unit width have a significant influence on the dynamic properties and flow behavior of the immersed granular matter.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-106
Number of pages8
JournalPowder Technology
Volume226
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2012

Keywords

  • Filling degree
  • Flow regime
  • Liquid viscosity
  • Rotating drum
  • Rotation speed

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