Effect of jar shape on high-energy planetary ball milling efficiency: Simulations and experiments
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Materials and Design
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© 2016 Elsevier LtdEnhanced comminution in a planetary ball mill was achieved by suitably re-designing the jar shape. Compared with a traditional cylindrical vial of circular cross-section, the new jar was modified internally to have a flat wall portion resulting in a half moon cross-section. Results from simulations using a multibody dynamics software, suggest that this geometry increases the number of high-velocity collisions with energy exchange along the axial direction, deemed as more effective in the comminution process. X-ray diffraction line profiles of calcium fluoride (CaF2) ground in the two jars under equivalent conditions were used to obtain information on the microstructure resulting from the milling process and validate the modelling results. A better homogeneity and a faster reduction of crystallite size were achieved using the new design compared to that using the standard cylindrical vial design. Optimal operating conditions, in terms of jar-to-plate angular velocity ratio, are correlated and discussed according to the model predictions.
AuthorsBroseghini, M; D'Incau, M; Gelisio, L; Pugno, NM; Scardi, P
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