Computational approaches to granular segregation in tumbling blenders

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We discuss cellular automata (CA) simulations of granular segregation in several different tumbling blenders, including simple rotating drums, V-blender shells, drums tumbling end-over-end and double-cones. In all cases, simplified CA generates data that agree surprisingly well with companion experiments. This implies that a predictive understanding of segregation mechanisms in a wide variety of problems may be achievable using relatively simple algorithms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)224-231
Number of pages8
JournalPowder Technology
Issue number2-3
StatePublished - May 23 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemical Engineering(all)


  • Cellular automata simulations
  • Granular segregation
  • Tumbling blenders

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