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Simulating the dynamic loading of non-homogenous spherical particles using discrete element method
KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Aeronautical and Vehicle Engineering, MWL Structural and vibroacoustics.
KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Aeronautical and Vehicle Engineering, MWL Structural and vibroacoustics.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5760-3919
2011 (English)In: Advanced Powder Technology, ISSN 0921-8831, E-ISSN 1568-5527Article in journal (Other academic) Submitted
Abstract [en]

Dynamic loading of a chain of non-homogenous spherical particles is presented by using the discrete element method. The dynamic response of particles is modeled by using elastic and plastic loading, elastic unloading and adhesion at contacts. Of particular interest is to study the transmission and reflection of elasto-plastic shock wave through a chain having; particles of different sizes and materials, voids between the particles and particles with/without adhesion between them. Simulation results yield information on shock propagation, particles velocity and their deformation during dynamic compaction. Particles deformation during normal and reflected shocks, particle velocity fluctuations due to voids between particles and affects of adhesion on particles separation during unloading stage are also simulated.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011.
Keyword [en]
Dynamic compaction; Elasto-plastic shock propagation; Powder processing; particle separation; DEM
National Category
Applied Mechanics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-31141OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-31141DiVA: diva2:402823
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QS 20120316Available from: 2011-03-09 Created: 2011-03-09 Last updated: 2017-12-11Bibliographically approved
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1. Discrete element simulation of elasto-plastic shock waves in high-velocity compaction
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Discrete element simulation of elasto-plastic shock waves in high-velocity compaction
2011 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Elasto-plastic shock waves in high-velocity compaction of spherical metal particles are the focus of this thesis which consists of four papers (A-D). The compaction process is modeled by a discrete element method while using elastic and plastic loading, elastic unloading and adhesion at contacts.

Paper A investigates the dynamic compaction of a one-dimensional chain of homogenous particles. The development of the elasto-plastic shock waves, its propagation and influence on the compaction process are examined. Simulations yield information on the contact behavior, velocity of the particle and its deformation during dynamic compaction. Effects of changing loading parameters on the compaction process are also discussed.

Paper B addresses the non-homogeneity in a chain having; particles of different sizes and materials, voids between the particles and particles with/without adhesion between them.

Simulations show transmission and reflection of elasto-plastic shock wave during compaction process. The particle deformation during incident and reflected shocks and particle velocity fluctuations due to voids between particles are simulated. The effects of adhesion on particles separation during unloading stage are also discussed.

Paper C develops a simulation model for a high-velocity compaction process with auxiliary pistons, known as relaxation assists, in a compaction assembly. The simulation results reveals that the relaxation assists offer; smooth compaction during loading stage, prevention of  the particle separation during unloading stage and conversion of  higher kinetic energy of hammer into particles deformation.  Furthermore, the influence of various loading elements on compaction process is investigates. These results support the findings of experimental work.

Paper D further extends the one-dimensional case of Paper A and B into two-dimensional assembly of particles while adding friction between particles and between particles and container walls. Three particular cases are investigated including closely packed hexagonal, loosely packed random and a non-homogenous assembly of particles of various sizes and materials. Consistent with the one-dimensional case, primary interest is the linking of particle deformation with the elasto-plastic shock wave propagation. Simulations yield information on particle deformation during shock propagation and change in overall particles compaction with the velocity of the hammer. The force exerted by particles on the container walls and rearrangement of the loosely packed particles during dynamic loading are also investigated. Finally, the effects of presence of friction and adhesion on both overall particles deformation and compaction process are simulated.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 2011. v, 44 p.
Series
Trita-AVE, ISSN 1651-7660 ; 2011:17
Keyword
High-velocity compaction, Discrete element method, Plastic deformaiton, dynaimic loading, elasto-plastic shock wave, Friction, Adhesion
National Category
Physical Sciences
Research subject
Järnvägsgruppen - Ljud och vibrationer
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-31144 (URN)978-91-7415-905-9 (ISBN)
Public defence
2011-03-29, F3, Lindstedtsvägen 26, KTH, Stockholm, 10:00 (English)
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QC 20110311Available from: 2011-03-11 Created: 2011-03-09 Last updated: 2011-03-11Bibliographically approved

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