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Yan, Y. (author), Pargalgauskas, S. (author), Helmons, R.L.J. (author), Schott, D.L. (author)
A convex pattern surface is proposed and optimized to mitigate the sliding wear of bulk handling equipment caused by interaction with bulk solids. This work investigates the effectiveness of the convex pattern surface on wear reduction during interactions with non-spherical particles. Multiple representative particles, obtained through a...
journal article 2024
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Roeplal, R.N. (author), Pang, Y. (author), Schott, D.L. (author)
Bed permeability is a crucial factor in blast furnace performance which depends on the material distribution achieved through charging. Since a homogeneous bed of pellet and sinter is recommended, it is crucial to understand whether segregation of the pellet-sinter mixture occurs during charging. The Discrete Element Method is useful in this...
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Zou, Yi (author), Zou, Ruiping (author), Wu, Yongli (author)
The agglomeration of cohesive particles can deteriorate fluidization quality and cause the defluidization of a bed, which is a common issue found in the applications of fluidized beds. This study aims to gain a better understanding of particle cohesion on agglomeration/fluidization behaviors and the effective methods for achieving a better...
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Manos, Peter (author)
For the first time since the 1970s, concrete plans are in motion to bring humans back to the Moon through the Artemis programme. The dawning era of space exploration aims to set the groundwork for long-term off-Earth settlement, with sights on bringing the first humans to Mars. In order to provide a safe means of inhabiting extraterrestrial (ET)...
master thesis 2023
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Rutten, Martijn (author)
Grabs are essential in the process of unloading a bulk carrier by grabbing bulk material such as iron ore from the cargo hold. Due to varying operational conditions, the consistency and the amount of payload can vary significantly. One of the largest varying operational conditions is the occurrence of irregular bulk surfaces. Therefore, it is...
master thesis 2023
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van Selm, GertJan (author)
Due to the constant growth of global maritime shipping, the optimization of grabs used for unloading bulk carriers is more and more relevant. Especially for a coarse material like limestone, the average payload can be improved, by altering the grab design. It is suggested that the penetration and cutting depth of a grab can be improved, which...
master thesis 2023
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Nijssen, Tim M.J. (author), Ottens, M. (author), Padding, J.T. (author)
Lubrication forces play a major role in the behaviour of fluid–solid systems, where they affect the collisions between particles. Current implementations of lubrication forces in unresolved simulations often suffer from shortcomings, such as neglecting parts of the physics or relying on arbitrarily defined parameters. In this short...
journal article 2023
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Wang, L. (author), Li, Erlei (author), Zhou, Zongyan (author), Zhang, Baicheng (author), Yu, Aibing (author)
Powder bed fusion additive manufacturing has been applied to the fabrication of functionally graded materials. A new design that allows the material composition to change along the direction perpendicular to the powder spreading has been reported in the literature. Based on this design, this work examines the quality of the graded spread...
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Emmerink, J.V. (author), Hadi, A.H. (author), Jovanova, J. (author), Cleven, Chris (author), Schott, D.L. (author)
To improve the understanding of the mixing performance of double shaft, batch-type paddle mixers, the discrete element method (DEM) in combination with a Plackett–Burman design of experiments simulation plan is used to identify factor significance on the system’s mixing performance. Effects of several factors, including three material properties...
journal article 2023
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Roeplal, R.N. (author), Pang, Y. (author), Adema, Allert (author), van der Stel, Jan (author), Schott, D.L. (author)
Bed permeability is a crucial factor in blast furnace efficiency and stability. The Discrete Element Method (DEM) has been used extensively to model material flow in different parts of the furnace and holds great potential for optimizing the permeability. The inherent computational load is the main bottleneck in using this method to provide...
review 2023
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Jia, W. (author), Markine, V.L. (author), Guo, Y. (author)
The railway ballast layer provides the function of bearing loading, resisting geometry degradation, and drainage. In those related research, the behaviour of ballast assembly can be obtained by laboratory (or in-situ) tests. Limited simulation methods can be used to analyse the behaviour of ballast particles at the mesoscopic level. The...
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Zhang, H. (author), Berkhout, M. (author), Makinwa, K.A.A. (author), Fan, Q. (author)
This article presents a digital-input class-D amplifier (CDA) achieving high dynamic range (DR) by employing a chopped capacitive feedback network and a capacitive digital-to-analog converter (DAC). Compared with conventional resistive-feedback CDAs driven by resistive or current-steering DACs, the proposed architecture eliminates the noise...
journal article 2023
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Thornton, Anthony R. (author), Plath, Timo (author), Ostanin, Igor (author), Götz, Holger (author), Bisschop, Jan Willem (author), Hassan, Mohamed (author), Roeplal, R.N. (author), Wang, Xiuqi (author), Pourandi, Sahar (author), Weinhart, Thomas (author)
In this paper we introduce the open-source code MercuryDPM: a code for simulating discrete particles. The paper discusses software and management issues that may be interesting for the developers of other open-source codes. Then we review the new features that have been added since the last publication: an improved Hertz-Mindlin model; a new...
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Narin, O.G. (author), Lindenbergh, R.C. (author), Abdikan, S. (author)
Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigate (GEDI) is a spaceborne laser altimeter system used for earth observation in many areas such as forest canopy, water level and terrain height estimation. GEDI data is affected by atmospheric effects due to the sensor used while observing. In this study, we propose a 7-step, multi-variable strategy for...
conference paper 2023
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Hadi, A.H. (author), Roeplal, R.N. (author), Pang, Y. (author), Schott, D.L. (author)
Segregation control is a challenging yet crucial aspect of bulk material handling processes. The discrete element method (DEM) can offer useful insights into segregation phenomena, provided that reliable models are developed. The main challenge in this regard is finding a good balance between including particle-level details and managing the...
review 2023
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Zhang, A. (author), Dieudonné, A.A.M. (author)
Microbially induced carbonate precipitation (MICP) involves bacteria to drive calcite precipitation and naturally cement soils, thereby improving soils performance. Experimental studies have shown that bio-cemented specimen can suffer from severe spatial inhomogeneity of the calcite content, leading to large uncertainty in treatment...
conference paper 2023
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Emmerink, Jeroen (author)
The Discrete Element Method (DEM) in combination with an One Factor At a Time (OFAT) experimental simulation plan were employed to investigate the effect of a selection of factors on the mixing performance of a double shaft, batch-type paddle mixer. Most influential factors on the mixing performance of the paddle mixer are desired for...
master thesis 2022
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Franx, Marius (author)
The ramifications of plastic pollution on the environment are becoming increasingly serious in various forms throughout the world. In this context, rivers are the most important suppliers of plastics entering the marine environment. However, rivers that contain high loads of plastic waste also directly harm the livelihoods of people living near...
master thesis 2022
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Hageman, Evelien (author)
Over 5000 offshore wind turbine generators have been installed in the past decades. 80% of these wind turbines have a monopile foundation. Monopiles are hollow steel tubular piles with a diameter of up to 10m. The first phase of the monopile installation consists of the self-weight penetration into the seabed due to the mass of the monopile....
master thesis 2022
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van Noppen, Thirza (author)
Second-order Gaussian kernels have been utilized to develop three algorithms that could automatically extract ridge lines for hydrodynamic modelling. Isotropic second-order Gaussian kernels produce inaccurate lines at crossings and junctions. To avoid the malfunctioning of Second-order Gaussian kernels, one default and two alternative algorithms...
master thesis 2022
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