### Diameter of Roll Crusher

A pair of rolls is to take a feed equivalent to spheres of 3 cm in diameter and crush them to spheres having 1 cm diameter. If the coefficient of friction is 0.29, what would be the diameter of rolls?

Calculations:

The following formula relates the coefficient of friction (μ), radius of rolls (r), radius of product (d), and radius of feed (R):

cos α = (r + d) / (r + R)   → 1

where α is related to the coefficient of friction by the relation,

μ = tan α

Angle of nip = 2 α

We have, μ = 0.29

Therefore, α = tan-1(0.29) = 16.17o

And we have, d = 0.5 cm; R = 1.5 cm

Substituting for the known quantities in equn.1,

cos (16.17) = (r + 0.5)/(r + 1.5)

0.9604 = (r + 0.5)/(r + 1.5)

r + 0.5 = 0.9604 (r + 1.5)

r - 0.9604 r = 1.4406 - 0.5

r = 23.753 cm

Radius of rolls = 23.753 cm

Dia of rolls = 2 x 23.753 = 47.5 cm

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