Aguilar-Corona, Alicia and Zenit, Roberto and Masbernat, Olivier Collisions in a liquid fluidized bed. (2011) International Journal of Multiphase Flow, vol. 37 (n° 7). pp. 695-705. ISSN 0301-9322
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/J.IJMULTIPHASEFLOW.2011.02.004
Collisional phenomena in a solid–liquid flow were studied in terms of two parameters: the collision frequency and the coefficient of restitution. Experimental measurements of these parameters were conducted inside a liquid fluidized bed by particle tracking in an index-matched array. Collision detection was based on the use of a peak acceleration threshold of the instantaneous speed of colored tracers. The measurements of collision frequency were compared with the theoretical expression derived from the kinetic theory for granular flow (KTGF). The normal and tangential restitution coefficients were measured from the trajectories before and after contact for both particle–particle and particle–wall collisions. A comparison with previous theoretical and experimental works is presented and discussed.
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