An efficient technique for conducting rotating tumbler experiments in parallel is introduced and used to study the effect of tumbler length and periodic tilting of the tumbler on axial segregation. When rotated, bidisperse granular slurries segregate into what appear at the surface to be alternating bands of larger and smaller particles. The number of bands increases linearly with tumbler length while the fractional area occupied by each type of band is constant. Periodic tilting of the rotation axis induces a periodic axial flow of particles in the flowing layer. For the range of tilt angle amplitudes investigated (0 -3. 5 ), the number of bands decreases with increasing angle, but the rate of merging and the fractional area of bands rich in smaller particles are unaffected.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics|
|State||Published - May 15 2006|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Statistics and Probability
- Condensed Matter Physics