What software can be used to simulate the flowing of coal?

Posted in: , on 4. Jan. 2003 - 10:29

What sofware can be used to simulate the flowing of the coal in a muti-slope chute? In order to minimize the disruption of the lump coal, I design the multi-slope chute installed on the pisition where the head pulley of a conveyer discharging the coal. You know adjusting the slope of the chute can control the flowing speed of the coal, but I found it was difficult to calculate the speed of the coal transporting inside the chute of several slopes, could you help me?

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Re: What Software Can Be Used To Simulate The Flowing Of Coal?

Posted on 4. Jan. 2003 - 10:01


Conveyor Dynamics, Inc. (CDI) does have software that predicts: a) product flow dynamics including motion and collision physics

b) belt wear

c) liner wear

d) product breakage (see item e. below)

e) fugitive dust generated within chutes or other vessels, when loading or unloading, such as: bins, bunkers, truck, train, ship .....

See our website with publications about the same and for illustrations of examples @:


email: nordell@conveyor-dynamics.com

Lawrence Nordell


Conveyor Dynamics, Inc.

Lawrence Nordell Conveyor Dynamics, Inc. website, email & phone contacts: www.conveyor-dynamics.com nordell@conveyor-dynamics.com phone: USA 360-671-2200 fax: USA 360-671-8450

Re: What Software Can Be Used To Simulate The Flowing Of Coal?

Posted on 10. Jan. 2003 - 04:04

The flow of materials such as coal in transfer chutes can be simulated by physical modelling methods. To do this, scale models of the chutes are constructed and a test ore is run through. Flow behaviour can be seen directly. This technique has been in successful use for a decade in Australia . See my website for details.

Peter Donecker Bulk Solids Modelling [url]www.bulksolidsmodelling.com.au[/url] [url]https://solidsflow.wordpress.com/[/url]