Sedimentation Behavior of Mixed Powder Slurry under High-Speed Centrifugal Force
Compaction behavior of two component slurry during High-speed Centrifugal Compaction Process (HCP) was observed. Slight amount of iron oxide powder is mixed into alumina slurry, then the slurry was sedimented in a centrifuge under rotational speed of up to 11,500 rpm. A “Y” letter shaped flow pattern was emerged in the cross section of the compact. The pattern was clearer with higher rotational speed, but indifferent to acceleration rate of rotation. A similar pattern was simulated when we presume bidirectional initial flow in centrifugal field, which indicated that the combination of Corioli’s force and bidirectional flows of powder and dispersing medium caused such flow pattern.
Akira Kawasaki, Akinaga Kumakawa and Masayuki Niino
H. Y. Suzuki "Sedimentation Behavior of Mixed Powder Slurry under High-Speed Centrifugal Force ", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 631-632, pp. 361-366, 2010