Khashayar Saleh (Dr.)

Compiègne University of Technology, France

He prepared a PhD thesis on the coating of fine powders in the Chemical Engineering Laboratory of Toulouse and obtained his PhD degree in 1998 from Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse (France). Prof. K. Saleh is currently the head of the chemical engineering department of the Compiègne University of Technology. His work is focused on powder technology including size enlargement technology, powders electrification and powder’s characterisation methods.

Keynote Speech: Challenges in Modeling of Particles Discharge from Silos: CFD and other Methods

Discharge of solid particles from silos is a fundamental and significant phenomenon in various industries and numerous researches were performed on the particle discharge from silos. Among modelling researches in this field, finite volume method (based on computational fluid dynamics) and discrete element method have attracted majority of the attention of researchers. In this speech, mentioned methods are compared in the simulation of the particle discharge from silos and their advantages and drawbacks are discussed.