Determining the coefficient of friction by shear tester simulation
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3rd International conference on Particle-Based Methods. Fundamentals and Applications.
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The flow behaviour of very dense particle regimes such as in a moving or fluidized bed is highly dependent on the inter-particle friction, which can be characterized by the coefficient of friction. Since only rough guide values for common material pairs are available in the literature, we determine the exact parameters by fitting numerical simulations to experimental measurements of a simplified Jenike shear tester [1, 2]. The open-source discrete-element-method code LIGGGHTS  is used to model the
shear cell, which is built of triangulated meshes. In order to preload the bulk solid in the shear cell with a constant principal stress, the movement of these walls is controlled by a prescribed load. A comprehensive sensitivity study shows that the results are nearly insensitive to the
spatial dimensions of the shear tester as well as all other material properties. Therefore, this set-up is applicable to determine the coefficient of friction. Furthermore, we calculate the coefficient of friction of glass beads showing very good
agreement with literature data and in-house experiments. Hence, this procedure can be used to deduce material parameters for the numerical simulation of dense granular flows.