Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Smart Structures, School of Computing Engineering and Mathematics, Western Sydney University, Australia. His research interests cover Industry 4.0, Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Engineering Materials and Structures (Metals and Composites), Multi-scale Modelling of Materials and Structures, Metal Forming and Metal Surface Treatment.
Abstract—The segregation of uniform granular mixtures is a common problem in pharmaceuticals, food processing, 3D printing, and cosmetic industries, due to quality control considerations. This is a common phenomenon for granular mixtures due to inherent differences among the individual particles such as size, density or shape. However for industrial purposes it may not be possible to change the granular mixture itself, and therefore we need to consider other ways to minimize segregation. Here, we study the flow of granular particles in a chute inclined at different angles using discrete element modelling in LIGGGHTS with the aim of investigating the significance of inclination angle on segregation.
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