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Discrete Element Modeling of a 3D Scale Silo With Hopper

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan

Citation:  2010 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, June 20 - June 23, 2010  1009676.(doi:10.13031/2013.29977)
Authors:   Carlos González-Montellano, Álvaro Ramírez, Eutiquio Gallego, José María Fuentes, Francisco Ayuga
Keywords:   Discrete element method, silo, experimental validation, flow pattern, pressure distribution, mobilized friction

The discrete element method (DEM) is a numerical technique widely used to study the behavior of granular materials. It has proven to be reliable and effective in simulating many flow scenarios as well as the interaction between granular materials and the physical elements of the machinery or the physical system where they are contained.

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