Date of Award
Thesis - Restricted
Master of Science (MS)
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Drag conveyors are used frequently to convey cement clinker. Even though drag conveyors have been in use for decades, little research has been performed to understand their characteristics and the way they behave in certain applications; instead experience was used to find answers to problems. One of the areas that the experience is taken for granted is the analysis of the forces on the chain and the material height that can be reliably conveyed. In this thesis the basics of bulk material handling is explained. Using this information, a testing program is constructed that will provide insights to following issues: - Forces formed during material conveying at different material heights. - Material size effect on these force readings. - Exploring where shear takes place for each material size, and using this information to determine what material height can be utilized as a basis for design. To eliminate scaling and modeling issues, a real- size drag conveyor is tested with typical cement clinker that is obtained from a cement plant. Using four different material sizes, the tests are performed, and results compared.
Undeger, Volkan Rafet, "Analysis of Cement Clinker Properties and Determination of Forces Acting on Chain in Drag Conveyor Application" (1999). Master's Theses (1922-2009) Access restricted to Marquette Campus. 4242.