Effect of Initial Pressures on Flowability of Bins

[+] Author and Article Information
J. R. Johanson

Jenike and Johanson, Inc., Winchester, Mass.

J. Eng. Ind 91(2), 395-399 (May 01, 1969) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3591579 History: Received July 23, 1968


The flow of bulk solids such as ore, coal, sugar and salt from storage bins depends on the pressures exerted by the bin walls on the solids. In the past the flow properties of bins have been determined on the basis of steady flow pressures. Recent experimental and theoretical work has shown that much larger pressures may be exerted on the solids during the initial filling of the bin. In this paper the effect of these initial pressures on the flow properties of bins is described and examples given for using the initial pressures to predict flow stoppages.

Copyright © 1969 by ASME
Your Session has timed out. Please sign back in to continue.






Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related Journal Articles
Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In