RESEARCH ON DEM CALIBRATION OF CONTACT PARAMETERS OF COATED FERTILIZER
To simulate the interactions between the coated fertilizer particles and the fertilizer discharging components accurately, the coated fertilizer contact parameters were calibrated using the discrete element method (DEM). Based on the angle of repose test, single-factor simulations were performed on the coefficient of restitution (COR), coefficient of static friction (COSF) and coefficient of rolling friction (CORF) between particles, and the internal relationship between the level change of each factor and the static angle of repose (SAOR) was determined. The CCD test was used to calibrate the contact parameters between particles. When the COR, COSF and CORF between particles are 0.625, 0.175, and 0.037, respectively, the simulation value of SAOR is 24.173°, and the relative error from the real value is 1.230%, which indicates that the calibrated fertilizer particle contact parameters are accurate and reliable.
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