The flow regime during the crystallization state and convection state on a vibrating granular bed

Shih Chang Tai, Shu San Hsiau

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Abstract

It is possible to utilize the large particle distribution on the free surface and inside a vibrating granular bed to understand the segregation phenomenon and the granular motion states in the vibrating bed. In this study we strive to analyze different flow regimes in a binary mixture in a granular vibrating bed. The granular temperature of large particles on the surface of the vibrating bed can be used to define the motion states, the crystallization state or the convection state. When the dimensionless vibration amplitude increases from 0.25 to 1.0, the granular motion transforms from the slowly stabilizing crystallization state to the strong convection state. When the amplitude of the dimensionless vibration increases from 1.25 to 2.5, the granular motion transforms from the fast stabilizing crystallization state to the unstable crystallization state. The percentage of large particles occupying the free surface and the concentration of these large particles are analyzed to understand the motion states.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)335-349
Number of pages15
JournalAdvanced Powder Technology
Volume20
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2009

Keywords

  • Concentration distribution
  • Convection
  • Crystallization
  • Granular motion
  • Occupied percentage
  • Particle segregation

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