Radial Porosity in Packed Beds of Spheres
A functional approach has been developed to investigate the radial porosity of mono-sized spheres in cylinders. Analytical and semi-analytical equations have been developed to calculate the local radial porosity and the radial porosity distribution, respectively, within a cylindrical packing structure. The analytical equations are based upon fundamental principles and are simple, straightforward and provide highly accurate results for the radial porosity with minimal computational prerequisites. The analytical equations have been developed for the fixed packing of identical spheres in cylindrical containers with D/d>2.0. The predicted results for the local radial porosity and the radial porosity distributions are benchmarked with an existing analytical equation and available experimental data, respectively, for mono-sized spheres in cylindrical containers. © 2010 Elsevier B.V.
G. E. Mueller, "Radial Porosity in Packed Beds of Spheres," Powder Technology, Elsevier, Jan 2010.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.powtec.2010.07.007
Mining and Nuclear Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Analytical; Cylinders; Packing; Porosity; Radial; Spheres
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