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Investigations of single microcrystalline cellulose-based granules subjected to confined triaxial compression
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy.
2016 (English)In: Powder Technology, ISSN 0032-5910, E-ISSN 1873-328X, Vol. 289, 79-87 p.Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
Abstract [en]

Confined triaxial compression of single granules was performed in order to assess the contact force development and modes of granule deformation under these conditions. In the study, four microcrystalline cellulose-based granule types of different characteristics were investigated. Results from triaxial single-granule compression experiments were evaluated using an analytical model as well as by comparison to unconfined single-granule compression and to confined bulk compression experiments. It was observed that single granules deform and densify, but tend to keep their integrity during confined triaxial compression, as evident from both compression data and from morphological analysis. Results from confined single granule compression were well represented by the analytical model. These results also largely reflected those from bulk compression experiments, including features of the force-displacement curves as well as rank order between the granule types in terms of contact stiffness. Furthermore, it was shown that intragranular porosity to a high extent governs the onset of plastic incompressibility.

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2016. Vol. 289, 79-87 p.
Keyword [en]
Compression, Triaxial, Hydrostatic, Single granules, Confined conditions, Contact mechanics
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Pharmaceutical Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-280895DOI: 10.1016/j.powtec.2015.11.051ISI: 000370095400012OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-280895DiVA: diva2:912338
Swedish Research Council, 621-2011-4049
Available from: 2016-03-16 Created: 2016-03-16 Last updated: 2016-04-01Bibliographically approved

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