Segregation in Vibrated Granular Systems explains the individual mechanisms that influence the segregation of granular media under vibration, along with their interactions. Drawing on research from a wide range of academic disciplines, the book focuses on vibrated granular systems that are used in industry, providing a guide that will solve practical problems and help researchers. The applications of vibration-based segregation in industries, including pharmaceuticals, mining, food and chemical processing are all investigated with appropriate examples. In addition, relevant theory behind the behavior of granular media and segregation processes is explained, along with investigations of the technologies and techniques used.
- Analyzes all phenomena involved in the vibration-based segregation of bulk solids, including those relating to size, material properties and shape
- Explores how different segregation mechanisms interact
- Compares different technologies for investigating granular media, including PIV, MRI and X-ray tomography
- Explains how to use computational techniques to model the behavior of granular media, including DM, CFD and FEM
2. Investigative Approaches
3. Segregation Measures and Testing Devices
4. Behaviour of Vibrated Systems
5. Segregation Promoted by Size
6. Effects of Material Properties on Segregation
7. Effects of Particle Shape on Segregation
8. Systems Driven by Multiple Segregation Mechanisms
9. Perspective on the State of the Art and Future Outlook
Anthony Rosato is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA. His current research interests are in particle technology, with an emphasis on computational modeling, including discrete element and Monte Carlo simulations. His recent interests are in computational modeling and dynamical systems approaches to wave propagation in granular systems. He was the founding director of the Particle Technology Center from 1995-99, and the department´s Granular Science Laboratory from 1999 to the present. He is the editor in chief of the journal Mechanics Research Communications.
Christopher Windows-Yule is a Post-doctoral Research Associate at the University of Twente, Netherlands, and an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham, UK. He also works for Mercury Lab, a consultancy which carries out training and research on behalf of companies involved with granular and particulate materials.