Application of X-ray microtomography to numerical simulations of agglomerate breakage by distinct element method

D. J. Golchert, Roberto Moreno-Atanasio, M. Ghadiri, J. Litster, R. Williams

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Abstract

Computer-aided tomography has been used for many years to provide significant information about the internal properties of an object, particularly in the medical fraternity. By reconstructing one-dimensional (ID) X-ray images, 2D cross-sections and 3D renders can provide a wealth of information about an object's internal structure. An extension of the methodology is reported here to enable the characterization of a model agglomerate structure. It is demonstrated that methods based on X-ray microtomography offer considerable potential in the validation and utilization of distinct element method simulations also examined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)447-457
Number of pages11
JournalAdvanced Powder Technology
Volume15
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004

Keywords

  • Agglomerate breakage
  • Discrete element method
  • X-ray microtomography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials

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