Rigid Body Dynamics Algorithm for Modeling Random Packing Structures of Nonspherical and Nonconvex Pellets

@inproceedings{Moghaddam2018RigidBD,
  title={Rigid Body Dynamics Algorithm for Modeling Random
Packing Structures of Nonspherical and Nonconvex Pellets},
  author={Elyas M. Moghaddam and Esmail A. Foumeny and Andrzej I. Stankiewicz and Johan T Padding},
  booktitle={Industrial & engineering chemistry research},
  year={2018}
}
Despite the common use of nonspherical catalyst pellets in chemical engineering applications, the packing structures of such pellets have not been as systematically studied and characterized as spherical packings. We propose a packing algorithm based on rigid body dynamics to simulate packing of nonspherical and possibly nonconvex pellets. The algorithm exerts a hard-body approach to model collision phenomena. The novelty is that the transition between moving and resting particles is controlled… CONTINUE READING

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