Physical and Statistical Models for Bulking of Sand

    Volume 13, Issue 2 (June 1990)

    ISSN: 0149-6115

    CODEN: GTJOAD

    Page Count: 10


    Neema, DL
    Reader, S.G.S. Institute of Technology & Science, Indore (M.P.),

    Patel, AN
    Professor, S.G.S. Institute of Technology & Science, Indore (M.P.),

    Sharda, BL
    Professor, S.G.S. Institute of Technology & Science, Indore (M.P.),

    Abstract

    Four physical models and one statistical model are proposed to provide quantitative estimates of the extent of the contribution of water film, entrapped water vapor, and particle aggregates to the process of bulking of sand. The limiting conditions of each model are also discussed. A new concept of void-to-aggregate-volume-index (VAVI) is proposed. The experimental study, performed on two fractions of Narmada sand, suggests that VAVI is larger for finer sand. The dependence of VAVI on moisture is complex. It is confirmed that the porosity of sand is maximum when the moisture content is 5 to 7%. This observation is duly explained on the basis of a new concept of moisture per contact per particle due to the disappearance of apparent cohesive forces. The models and concepts developed in this study may be extended to other granular media.


    Paper ID: GTJ10702J

    DOI: 10.1520/GTJ10702J

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    Title Physical and Statistical Models for Bulking of Sand
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    Committee D18