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Research article - Peer-reviewed, 2020

Deformation and breakage of biofuel wood pellets

Russell, Alexander; Larsson, Sylvia; Shekhar, Shishir; Solomon, Isaac; Salehi, Hamid; Subirana, Jordi; Samuelsson, Robert


A convenient approach to employ an elliptic load-deformation elastoplastic approximation has been proposed and used to evaluate the mechanical behavior of pinewood biofuel pellets from lab-scale compressive load-deformation measurements. Verification of model predictions has been attempted against apparent finite element method based simulations. A database of essential mechanical properties has been established. This submission is intended as a model for being able to study the deformation and breakage behavior using lab-scale compression tests. (C) 2019 Institution of Chemical Engineers. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.


Biomass; Biofuel; Pellets; Wood; Strength; Breakage

Published in

Chemical Engineering Research and Design
2020, Volume: 153, pages: 419-426
Publisher: ELSEVIER