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In the 1950s Andrew Jenike, using soil mechanics theory as a basis, devised a design procedure which with modifications and improvements has become a worldwide industry standard for the design for reliable discharge of silos for powders and bulk solids. As part of this design procedure he devised a method for characterising the properties of the material to be stored. After several years of critical study in collaboration with Dr Jenike, the Working Party on the Mechanics of Particulate Solids of the European Federation of Chemical Engineering published a definitive description of the technique. This technique has been used to test a candidate powder for certification by BCR. This report contains a brief description of the underlying theory, the technique, reasons for the choice of a particular limestone as the candidate powder, the experimental data and the analysis of that data presented to the Certification Committee.

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Authors: AKERS R J, Loughborough University of Technology (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 14022 EN (1992) 149 pp., FS, ECU 12.50
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ISBN: ISBN 92-826-3498-1
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