Bulk materials testing

By: Tunra Bulk Solids Handling Research Associates  20-Sep-2011
Keywords: Bulk Materials Testing

The design of bulk solids handling plants requires knowledge of the strength and flow properties of the bulk solids under operating conditions. The latter conditions include loading and consolidation for instantaneous and extended time storage as well as environmental factors such as temperature, moisture and humidity. There are well established laboratory test procedures for determining the necessary flow properties. Tests to determine the flow properties of a bulk solid are principally performed using a Jenike style shear testing machine. These analyses determine the unconfined yield strength and internal friction angles as functions of major consolidation stress for the bulk material, which allows calculation of storage facility design parameters. The type and range of tests required depend on the moisture content and type of storage facility to be designed.

Keywords: Bulk Materials Testing

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