In recent years, the uses of computational techniques in the simulations of manufacturing processes design has increased considerably. Discrete element method (DEM) at the macroscale was used to simulate the motion of the balls and powders during milling in a planetary ball mill. It was concluded that the milling speed had the powerful effect on the media motion. An increase of the speed led to a change of the particles distribution. The obtained results show that the DEM simulations is a powerful tool to process optimization and equipment design.
Ball mill, Simulations, Discrete Element Method (DEM), Modeling, Contact parameters, Particle breakage.
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Mohsen Mhadhbi. (2021) Simulations of Planetary Ball Mill Using Discrete Element Method Modeling. International Journal of Applied Physics, 6, 36-41