Modelling and Simulation of Erosive Wear and Particle Breakage in Pneumatic Conveying

Rahul Tarodiya, Avi Levy

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Surface erosion and particle breakage are commonly accepted as unavoidable phenomena affecting the performance of the pneumatic conveying system. In recent years, numerical modeling for erosive wear and particle breakage has become more common in pneumatic conveying system design. This chapter aims to introduce different methodologies for computationally capturing erosive wear and particle breakage in pneumatic conveying. The chapter also has a detailed discussion of one-dimensional two-phase flow modeling of the industrial conveying pipeline for particle breakage and erosion prediction, including the algorithm for breakage and erosion modeling.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSimulations in Bulk Solids Handling
Subtitle of host publicationApplications of DEM and other Methods
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9783527835935
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2023


  • Erosion
  • Erosion model
  • Numerical modeling
  • One‐dimensional breakage modeling
  • One‐dimensional erosion modeling
  • Particle breakage
  • Particle strength
  • Pneumatic conveying
  • Wear

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)


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