Size Segregation of Binary Granular Mixtures - Towards more appropriate scaling of percolation velocity
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, 208016, India
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Published online: 30 June 2017
We study size segregation of binary granular mixtures flowing over an inclined plane using DEM simulations. We critically examine the recently proposed scaling of the species percolation velocity with the local shear rate for different inclination angles and size ratios for an equal volume mixture of large and small spherical particles. Our DEM simulations explore a much wider range of inclination angles and shear rates for three different size ratios of large and small particles. Our results suggest that while the scaling of percolation velocity with the shear rate seems to work well for any given inclination angle, this scaling is unable to capture the influence of inclination angle on the segregation. We overcome this limitation and propose a more appropriate way of scaling the percolation velocity. This scaling, when used along with the convection-diffusion equation, is able to predict the steady state segregation of binary mixtures flowing at different inclination angles for different size ratios.
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