ASTM D6773 - 16 - Standard Test Method for Bulk Solids Using Schulze Ring Shear Tester

ASTM D6773 - 16

Standard Test Method for Bulk Solids Using Schulze Ring Shear Tester

Status : Current   Published : February 2016



1.1 This test method covers the apparatus and procedures for measuring the unconfined yield strength of bulk solids during both continuous flow and after storage at rest. In addition, measurements of internal friction, bulk density, and wall friction on various wall surfaces are included.

1.2 This test method covers operation of the manually-controlled Schulze Ring Shear Tester. An automated version of this tester is also available. Its method of testing bulk solids is similar in principle to that described in this test method.

1.3 The most common use of this information is in the design of storage bins and hoppers to prevent flow stoppages due to arching and ratholing, including the slope and smoothness of hopper walls to provide mass flow. Parameters for structural design of such equipment may also be derived from this data. Another application is the measurement of the flowability of bulk solids, for example, for comparison of different products or optimization.

1.4 All observed and calculated values shall conform to the guidelines for significant digits and rounding established in Practice D6026.

1.4.1 The procedures used to specify how data are collected/recorded or calculated in this standard are regarded as the industry standard. In addition, they are representative of the significant digits that generally should be retained. The procedures used do not consider material variation, purpose for obtaining the data, special purpose studies, or any considerations for the user’s objectives: and it is common practice to increase or reduce significant digits of reported data to be commensurate with these considerations. It is beyond the scope of this standard to consider significant digits used in analysis methods for engineering design.

1.5  Units—The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measure are included in this standard.

1.6  This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

Standard NumberASTM D6773 - 16
TitleStandard Test Method for Bulk Solids Using Schulze Ring Shear Tester
Publication Date01 February 2016
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
Descriptors Bulk solid, Effective angle of friction, Effective yield locus, Flow function, Flowability, Jenike Shear Cell, Internal friction angle, Kinematic wall friction angle, Powder, Schulze Ring Shear Tester, Translational shear tester, Unconfined yield strength, Wall friction
File Size1.089 MB

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