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Gaseous fluidization of short fibers and SiC powders, influence of temperature and pressure

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The fluidization of short Hi Nicalon S fibers was investigated before considering CVD coatings with controlled composition and thicknesses. The fluidization of a short fiber batch alone being delicate and not reproducible, the study consisted in comparing the hydrodynamic behavior of a powder alone, to that of a short fiber/powder mixture. The fluidization behavior of the particle beds was studied by following their pressure drop as a function of pressure and temperature. The minimum fluidization velocity (U$_{mf}$) was evaluated at room temperature (T$_{amb}$) at different reduced pressures, and at 200 mbar as a function of temperature. The results are in good agreement with the theoretical equations. At low pressures and T$_{amb}$, U$_{mf}$ increases rapidly. In contrast, U$_{mf}$ varies only slightly with temperature. While the pressure does not seem to affect the fluidization behavior of the powder alone, it displays a clear optimum at 200 mbar for the short fiber/powder mixture.
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hal-03838498 , version 1 (09-11-2022)

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Thomas da Calva, Clément Rivière, Georges Chollon, Gerard Vignoles, Nathalie Bertrand. Gaseous fluidization of short fibers and SiC powders, influence of temperature and pressure. Chemical Engineering Journal, 2023, 453 (Part 2), pp.139612. ⟨10.1016/j.cej.2022.139612⟩. ⟨hal-03838498⟩
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