The effect of different aperture shape and material of screen deck on screening efficiency
Paper in proceedings, 2018
Screening is a key unit operation for the large-scale separation of materials. There are a number of different machine parameters and variables which affect the process of screening. The Discrete Element Method (DEM) is a suitable method to analyze all parameters and variables. The main benefit of using DEM for simulating the screening process is that as a particle contact model it gives the possibility to track each particle in the flow and all collisions between particles and between particles and boundaries.
There are a number of different materials commonly used for screen media such as rubber and polyurethane which are used in modular systems as a panel and steel is usually used as steel wire mesh but sheet metal can also be used. This paper presents how different materials used in screen decks affect the screening process. The strength and elasticity has been examined in order to study how the aperture will change with different materials and also how different shapes of the aperture and the material of screen media affect the screening performance by analyzing different material flow.
Discrete Element Method