Agglomerate erosion: A nonscaling solution to the fragmentation equation

S. Hansen, Julio M Ottino

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The erosion of agglomerates in viscous flows—a process proportional to surface area of the agglomerate—is analyzed by means of fragmentation theory. An analytical solution is obtained; this solution cannot be described by the usual scaling ansatz, nor does it have an asymptotic form. Fitting to available data is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4209-4212
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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