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Deformation and breakage of biofuel wood pellets

Deformation and breakage of biofuel wood pellets

Russell, Alexander, Larsson, Sylvia, Shekhar, Shishir, Solomon, Isaac, Salehi, Hamid ORCID: 0000-0002-2516-6619, Subirana, Jordi and Samuelsson, Robert (2019) Deformation and breakage of biofuel wood pellets. Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 153. pp. 419-426. ISSN 0263-8762 (Print), 1744-3563 (Online) (doi:

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A convenient approach to employ an elliptic load-deformation elastoplastic approximation has been proposed and used to evaluate the mechanical behavior of pinewood biofuel pellets from lab-scale compressive load-deformation measurements. Verification of model predictions has been attempted against apparent finite element method based simulations. A database of essential mechanical properties has been established. This submission is intended as a model for being able to study the deformation and breakage behavior using lab-scale compression tests.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: biomass, biofuel, pellets, wood, strength, breakage
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > School of Engineering (ENG)
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2020 01:38

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