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Dynamic Modeling of Powder Delivery Systems in Gravity-Fed Powder Feeders
ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering
  • Heng Pan, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Robert G. Landers, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Frank W. Liou, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Abstract

This paper presents an approach for modeling powder delivery system dynamics in low flow rate applications. Discrete particle modeling (DPM) is utilized to analyze the motion of individual powder particles. In DPM, an irregular bouncing model is employed to represent the powder dispersion in the powder delivery system induced by non-spherical particle-wall collisions. A three-dimensional friction collision model is utilized to simulate the interactions between particles and the powder delivery system walls. The modeling approach is experimentally verified and simulation studies are conducted to explore the effect of powder delivery system mechanical design parameters (i.e., tube length, diameter, and angle, number of tubes and meshes, and mesh orientation and size) on the powder flow dynamics. The simulation studies demonstrate that the powder delivery system dynamics can be modeled by a pure transport delay coupled with a first order system.

Department(s)
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
  • Dynamic Response,
  • Mechanical Clearance,
  • Mechanical Seal,
  • Tribology,
  • Actuator,
  • Gas Seal,
  • Tilt Angle
Document Type
Article - Journal
Document Version
Citation
File Type
text
Language(s)
English
Rights
© 2006 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), All rights reserved.
Publication Date
1-1-2006
Citation Information
Heng Pan, Robert G. Landers and Frank W. Liou. "Dynamic Modeling of Powder Delivery Systems in Gravity-Fed Powder Feeders" ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering (2006)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/heng-pan/8/