Graphite is widely used in nuclear reactors as moderator and structural material. Among present graphite preparation methods, air flow mill is considered to be qualified in the control of particle size and purity, and promising for future mass production. In this work, an opposed jet mill is designed to crush large graphite particles. The opposed jet mill accelerates the particles through two supersonic jet flows in opposite directions, and finally the particles collide in the crushing cavity. In order to estimate the performance of opposed jet mill, it is necessary to solve the coupling calculation of the compressible flow and the collision process of discrete particles. However, the research on calculating the compressible gas solid coupling problems is scarcely rare. In this paper, coupled CFD-DEM model is used to simulate the particle movement process with jet flows and accompanying jet in opposed jet mill. By comparing with experimental results, it is proved that these simulation results of the acceleration process of compressible gas through these nozzles and the collision process of the final two supersonic jet flows in the opposed-jet mill are accurate, with the accuracy model of the coupled CFD-DEM provided. The practice has proved that the contrastive flow mill has a broad application prospect in the production of graphite particles.

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