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Title: Fractal dimensions of computer simulated agglomerates
Authors: Tarleton, E.S.
Brock, S.T.H.
Keywords: Fractals
Issue Date: 1997
Publisher: © IChemE
Citation: TARLETON, E.S. and BROCK, S.T.H., 1997. Fractal dimensions of computer simulated agglomerates. IN: Proceedings of the 1997 Jubilee Research Event, Nottingham, April 1997, pp. 473-476
Abstract: As a step towards classifying the fractal nature of filter cakes, particle agglomerates have been grown onto seed particles using a new computer simulation. The agglomeration process was controlled by varying the amount of diffusion influence in the growth mechanism. The perimeter and density fractal dimensions of simulated agglomerates comprising up to 800 particles were measured using three different automated techniques. The perimeter dimension was found to increase markedly with larger diffusion influence, whilst the density of the structure, measured using the enclosing circles and radius of gyration methods, decreased as the level of diffusion increased. The importance of these results to the characterisation of cake filtration processes is discussed.
Description: This is a conference paper presented at the 1997 Jubilee Research Event, April 1997 in Nottingham.
Version: Accepted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/4925
ISBN: 0852953895
Appears in Collections:Conference Papers and Presentations (Chemical Engineering)

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