Tortuosity variation in a low density binary particulate bed

  title={Tortuosity variation in a low density binary particulate bed},
  author={Ricardo Dias and Jos{\'e} Ant{\'o}nio Couto Teixeira and Manuel Mota and Alexander I. Yelshin},
The importance of particle size ratio and particle composition in the properties of a mixed bed is well known. Nevertheless, the dependence of the ed channel tortuosity T on the porosity ε in the form T = 1/εn, where n is assumed to be a constant, shows that the value of n depends on the properties f the packed bed. For loose packing, experimental data for binary mixtures of glass beads of a size ratio from 1 up to 53.8 was analysed in terms f porosity, tortuosity and permeability. The packing… CONTINUE READING

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