Structural analysis of the void in iron ore sinter cake

Eiki Kasai, Roy R. Lovel, William J. Rankin, Yasuo Omori

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Physical properties such as strength and permeability are related to structure. In this investigation, the three-dimensional structure of voids was quantified using an image analyzer. The physical properties were then compared with the measured structural parameters. A possible way to evaluate sinter strength utilizes the measured values of void fraction and the size distribution and shape factor of the voids. When a sinter cake is considered to be a packed bed, the apparent diameters of the particles used for estimating heat exchange rates between gas and solid and pressure drop across the bed are different for the two purposes. A theoretical analysis of the magnitudes of forces acting on granules was made to identify the causes of the rearrangement of a bed during sintering.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)228-234
Number of pages7
JournalTetsu-To-Hagane/Journal of the Iron and Steel Institute of Japan
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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