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Confined Granular Flow in Silos

Experimental and Numerical Investigations


  • Presents experimental and numerical investigations of confined granular flow in silos

  • Analyzes characteristic phenomena during confined flow of bulk solids in silos which have not been described or explained in detail yet

  • Combines both experimental and theoretical research


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-5
  2. Jacek Tejchman
    Pages 1-4
  3. Jacek Tejchman
    Pages 5-23
  4. Jacek Tejchman
    Pages 25-83
  5. Jacek Tejchman
    Pages 85-119
  6. Jacek Tejchman
    Pages 121-253
  7. Jacek Tejchman
    Pages 255-306
  8. Jacek Tejchman
    Pages 391-453
  9. Jacek Tejchman
    Pages 493-498
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 499-502

About this book



During confined flow of bulk solids in silos some characteristic phenomena can be created, such as:

—         sudden and significant increase of wall stresses,

—         different flow patterns,

—         formation and propagation of wall and interior shear zones,

—         fluctuation of pressures and,

—         strong autogenous dynamic effects.

These phenomena have not been described or explained in detail yet. The main intention of the experimental and theoretical research presented in this book is to explain the above mentioned phenomena in granular bulk solids and to describe them with numerical FE models verified by experimental results.


Confined Granular Flow Flow Patterns Formation and Propagation of Shear Zones Granular Flow in Silos Silo Safety

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1., Faculty of Civil andGdansk University of TechnologyGdansk-WrzeszczPoland

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