A regime map for the normal surface impact of wet and dry agglomerates
Journal article, 2018

The normal surface impacts of wet and dry agglomerates are simulated in a DEM framework. While the impact behavior of dry agglomerates has been addressed previously, similar studies on wet agglomerate impact are missing. We show that by adding a small amount of liquid the impact behavior changes significantly. The impact behavior of the agglomerates at different moisture contents and impact energies are analyzed through post-impact parameters and coupled to their microscopic and macroscopic properties. While increasing the impact energy breaks more inter-particle bonds and intensifies damage and fragmentation, increasing the moisture content is found to provide the agglomerates with higher deformability and resistance against breakage. It is shown that the interplay of the two latter parameters together with the agglomerate structural strength creates various impact scenarios, which are classified into different regimes and addressed with a regime map.

wet agglomerate impact

regime map


discrete element modeling


Mohammad Khalilitehrani

Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Chemical Technology

Joakim Olsson

Chalmers, Biology and Biological Engineering, Industrial Biotechnology

Anders Rasmuson

Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Chemical Technology

Farin Daryosh

Volvo Cars

AICHE Journal

0001-1541 (ISSN) 1547-5905 (eISSN)

Vol. 64 6 1975-1985

Subject Categories

Applied Mechanics

Other Chemical Engineering



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