An experimental study of lifting and moving forces in air conveying systems

dc.contributor.authorChardon, Sylvaineen
dc.contributor.committeechairMoses, Hal L.en
dc.contributor.committeechairMahan, James Roberten
dc.contributor.committeememberMoore, Johnen
dc.contributor.departmentMechanical Engineeringen
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:46:54Zen
dc.date.adate2009-10-06en
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:46:54Zen
dc.date.issued1992-02-04en
dc.date.rdate2009-10-06en
dc.date.sdate2009-10-06en
dc.description.abstractAn air conveying system uses pressurized air as a propelling force to lift and move articles. It is supplied by a fan into a plenum with a top surface that is a flat perforated plate. Air escapes through the openings, creating a layer that supports and drives the articles along. This thesis provides information on the lifting and moving forces. It summarizes the results of both analytical and experimental studies. Most of the effort is focused on an experimental procedure for measuring the actual forces on the objects being conveyed and data are used to verify the analytical models. The experiments are limited to straight holes and louvers located under the bottom of aluminum concave-bottom cans. In some tests, a flat disc has been fixed to the bottom of the cans. Measurements are made of the can motion on an actual section of conveyor.en
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen
dc.format.extentix, 93 leavesen
dc.format.mediumBTDen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.otheretd-10062009-020100en
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-10062009-020100/en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/45009en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.haspartLD5655.V855_1992.C527.pdfen
dc.relation.isformatofOCLC# 25753594en
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1992.C527en
dc.subject.lcshConveying machinery -- Dynamicsen
dc.titleAn experimental study of lifting and moving forces in air conveying systemsen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
thesis.degree.disciplineMechanical Engineeringen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
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