@inproceedings{b6f63db4e00841c48cd8af5704b27933,

title = "A parametric study of mixing in a granular flow a biaxial spherical tumbler",

abstract = "We report on a computational parameter space study of mixing protocols for a half-full biaxial spherical granular tumbler. The quality of mixing is quantified via the intensity of segregation (concentration variance) and computed as a function of three system parameters: angles of rotation about each tumbler axis and the flowing layer depth. Only the symmetric case is considered in which the flowing layer depth is the same for each rotation. We also consider the dependence on{\= }R, which parametrizes the concentric spheroids (“shells”) that comprise the volume of the tumbler. The intensity of segregation is computed over 100 periods of the mixing protocol for each choice of parameters. Each curve is classified via a time constant, τ, and an asymptotic mixing value, bias. We find that most choices of angles and most shells throughout the tumbler volume mix well, with mixing near the center of the tumbler being consistently faster (small τ) and more complete (small bias). We conclude with examples and discussion of the pathological mixing behaviors of the outliers in the so-called τ-bias scatterplots.",

author = "Christov, {Ivan C.} and Lueptow, {Richard M.} and Ottino, {Julio M.} and Rob Sturman",

note = "Publisher Copyright: {\textcopyright} Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016.; 13th International Conference on Dynamical Systems, 2015 ; Conference date: 07-12-2015 Through 10-12-2015",

year = "2016",

doi = "10.1007/978-3-319-42402-6_13",

language = "English (US)",

isbn = "9783319424019",

series = "Springer Proceedings in Mathematics and Statistics",

publisher = "Springer New York LLC",

pages = "143--154",

editor = "Jan Awrejcewicz",

booktitle = "Dynamical Systems",

}