Optimization of a vibrating screen's mechanical parameters

Bela Csizmadia, Attila Hegedus, Istv́an Keppler

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The efficiency of sizing, the energy consumption, noise and vibrational pollution is highly affected by the vibrational parameters of screens. To allow the smooth and energy efficient functioning of the screen, frequency optimization is inevitable. In this paper, the optimal vibrational parameters were determined partly by using analytical methods. The analytical model deals only with the movement of one spherical grain in a non-inertial reference frame. By using the analytical model, an optimal frequency range for screening was determined, but with this method it is still not possible to take into account the interaction between the particles. In order to deal with this problem, discrete element method was used to model the vibrational screen, and to take into account the collision between particles. By using the discrete element model, the domain of optimal vibrational parameters for efficient screening procedure were more precisely determined.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSolid Mechanics and its Applications
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventIUTAM Symposium on Multibody Dynamics and Interaction Control in Virtual and Real Environments - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: Jun 7 2010Jun 11 2010

Publication series

NameSolid Mechanics and its Applications
ISSN (Print)18753507


OtherIUTAM Symposium on Multibody Dynamics and Interaction Control in Virtual and Real Environments



  • Discrete element method
  • Granular material
  • Optimal vibrating frequency
  • Sizing
  • Vibrating screen

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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Csizmadia, B., Hegedus, A., & Keppler, I. (2011). Optimization of a vibrating screen's mechanical parameters. In Solid Mechanics and its Applications (Vol. 30, pp. 145-152). (Solid Mechanics and its Applications; Vol. 30). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-1643-8_17