DEM simulation of the granular Maxwell’s Demon under zero gravity
1 Key Laboratory of Soft Matter Physics, Beijing National Laboratory for Condense Matter Physics, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 100190 Beijing, China
2 School of Physical Sciences, University of Chinese Academic of Sciences, 100049 Beijing, China
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Published online: 30 June 2017
In this work, granular segregation in a two-compartment cell (Maxwell’s Demon) under zero gravity is studied numerically by DEM simulation for comparison with the experimental observation in satellite SJ-10. The effect of three parameters: the total number of particlesN, the excitation strengthΓ, and the position of the window coupling the two compartments, on the segregationε and the waiting timeτ are investigated. In the simulation, non-zero segregation under zero gravity is obtained, and the segregation ε is found independent of the excitation strengthΓ. The waiting time τ, however, depends strongly onΓ.
For higher acceleration Γ, |εi| reaches steady state valueε faster.
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