Mass flow rate of granular material flowing from tilted bins

D. A. Serrano, A. Medina, G. Ruiz Chavarria, M. Pliego, J. Klapp

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    © 2015 Elsevier B.V. We report experiments performed to describe the behavior of the experimental mass flow rate of cohesionless granular material, m<inf>βexpt</inf>, through circular orifices of diameter D made on sidewalls of tilted bins. In such experiments, the influence of the wall thickness of the bin, w, and the tilt angle with respect to the vertical, β, were also regarded. The experimental measurements, using beach sand and granulated sugar, yield a linear correlation among m<inf>βexpt</inf> and a theoretical piecewise correlation of the mass flow rate, m<inf>β</inf> which is valid for the overall range of values of β.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Pages (from-to)438-443
    Number of pages393
    JournalPowder Technology
    StatePublished - 1 Dec 2015


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