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On the Effect of the Rotating Chamber Reverse Speed on the Mixing of SiC Ceramic Particles in a Dry Granulation Process

Dongling Yu1, Zuoxiang Zhu1, Jiangen Zhou1, Dahai Liao1,*, Nanxing Wu1,2,*

1 School of Mechanical and Electronic Engineering, Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute, Jingdezhen, 333403, China
2 National Engineering Research Center for Domestic & Building Ceramics, Jingdezhen, 333001, China

* Corresponding Authors: Dahai Liao. Email: ; Nanxing Wu. Email:

Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing 2021, 17(2), 487-500. https://doi.org/10.32604/fdmp.2021.014712

Abstract

In order to control the accumulation of SiC ceramic particles on the wall of the rotating chamber in the frame of a dry granulation process, the effect of the wall reverse speed on the mixing process is investigated. In particular, an Euler-Euler two-phase flow model is used to analyze the dynamics of both SiC particles and air. The numerical results show that by setting a certain reverse rotating speed of the rotating chamber, the accumulation of SiC particles on the wall can be improved, i.e., their direction of motion in proximity to the wall can be changed and particles can be forced to re-join the granulation process. Experimental tests conducted to verify the reliability of the numerical findings, demonstrate that when the reverse rotating speed of the rotating chamber is 4 r/min, the sphericity of SiC particles in the rotating chamber is the highest and the fluidity is the best possible one.

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Yu, D., Zhu, Z., Zhou, J., Liao, D., Wu, N. (2021). On the Effect of the Rotating Chamber Reverse Speed on the Mixing of SiC Ceramic Particles in a Dry Granulation Process. FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, 17(2), 487–500.



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