ISIJ International
Online ISSN : 1347-5460
Print ISSN : 0915-1559
ISSN-L : 0915-1559
Regular Article
Optimization of Coke Mixed Charging Based on Discrete Element Method
Koki Terui Yusuke KashiharaToshiyuki HirosawaTaihei Nouchi
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2017 Volume 57 Issue 10 Pages 1804-1810


To achieve stable operation of high ratio coke mixed charging, it is important to control coke segregation behavior in mixed layer at blast furnace top. In this study, the effect of charging conditions and burden particle diameter of mixed coke ratio at blast furnace top were analyzed by numerical model based on discrete element method (DEM). Rolling friction coefficient was calibrated by experiment and calculation. Then, segregation behavior of coke particle was numerically investigated by using above calculation parameters. As a result, following findings were obtained.

1) At reverse tilting and broad range charging pattern of rotating chute, granular flow to the furnace center was interrupted and mixed coke particle was distributed uniformly for the direction of furnace radius.

2) Coke segregation in mixed layer was decreased by lowering particle diameter ratio between coke and sinter. Therefore, for the improvement of coke mixed ratio in mixed layer, control of particle diameter of coke and sinter is effective.

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