Dinger Ceramic Consulting: Excel Add-In Functions
Over a decade ago, Dennis Dinger and Jim Funk made available their particle packing programs that worked in DOS(R) on PCs. Since then, a set of Excel(R) functions has been written to implement those same calculations using Microsoft Excel operating within the Windows(R) operating system. Each function performs only small, specific parts of the whole calculation. Using these functions, each company must develop company-specific calculation programs. (Completed spreadsheet programs are not available, nor are any included with this package.) Functions in this package can be used to calculate the square root of two and the fourth root of two particle size series, histograms from CPFT data, volume specific and mass specific surface areas from particle size distribution data, numbers of particles in each class from particle size distribution data, minimum expected porosities for dense packs of the particle size distribution, and interparticle spacing (IPS) values using measured particle size distribution and specific surface area data.
The price for this set of functions is $100 per copy, to be used on a single PC. For additional information, call (864) 654-3155 or e-mail consulting@DingerCeramics.com .