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Voidage of a fluidized bed is a primary property of fluidized systems when determining the minimum floating velocity. The air flow rate in the fluidized bed (or in the fluid layer of the material) increases with diminishing bed voidage. This paper is devoted to fluidized bed voidage calculations for a fluidized bed consisting of spherical particles having different diameters and in differently shaped polygonal fluidized bed cells possessing different characteristic particle floating velocities. For testing purposes, voltage of fluidized bed was experimentally measured and subsequently modelled by simulation using the Rocky (DEM) software.Keywords: Voidage; Fluidized bed porosity; Rocky
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