Segregation of binary mixtures of spheres and ellipsoids

Changxing Li, Zongyan Zhou, Ruiping Zou, David Pinson, Aibing Yu

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Segregation can occur under vibration for a mixture of particles with different shapes. In this work, binary mixtures of spheres and ellipsoids are used to investigate segregation under one-dimensional, vertical vibration. The experimental results show that the convection is very much related to the segregation observed. Along the wall, particles move downwards to the bottom and then return to the top in the center of the particle bed. Ellipsoids with small or large aspect ratios can easily travel to the voids near the wall, move downwards and to be trapped at the bottom of the bed. Segregation is confirmed by analyzing the distribution of different types of contacts.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPowders and Grains 2013: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Micromechanics of Granular Media
EditorsAibing Yu, Kejun Dong, Runyu Yang, Stefan Luding
Place of PublicationMelville NY USA
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics
Pages767 - 770
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9780735411661
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
EventPowders and Grains 2013 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 8 Jul 201312 Jul 2013
Conference number: 7th


ConferencePowders and Grains 2013
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