Segregation in Vibrated Granular Systems

Segregation in Vibrated Granular Systems

1st Edition - June 5, 2020

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  • Authors: Anthony Rosato, Christopher Windows-Yule
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128141991
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128142004

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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.

Key Features

  • 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


Engineers working in the mining, pharmaceutical, agriculture, food processing, ceramics, powder metallurgy, plastics, oil, gas and chemical processing industries; also graduate students and researchers in mechanical engineering, civil engineering, chemical engineering, physics, and geophysics with an interest in granular flow

Table of Contents

  • Part I
    Background knowledge
    1. Introduction
    2. Macroscopic properties and particle characterization
    3. Investigative approaches I: experimental imaging  techniques
    4. Investigative approaches II: simulations
    5. Segregation measures
    6. The behavior of vibrated systems
    Part II
    7. Segregation promoted by size
    8. Effects of material properties on segregation
    9. Effects of particle shape on segregation
    10. Segregation driven by multiple mechanisms
    11. Influence of key parameters
    12. Perspective on the state-of-the-art & future outlook

Product details

  • No. of pages: 318
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2020
  • Published: June 5, 2020
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128141991
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128142004

About the Authors

Anthony Rosato

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 director of the Granular Science Laboratory from 1999 to the present. He serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Mechanics Research Communications, and is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the American Academy of Mechanics.

Affiliations and Expertise

New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, New Jersey, USA

Christopher Windows-Yule

Kit Windows-Yule is a Lecturer in Chemical Engineering at the University of Birmingham, UK. His research concerns the experimental study and numerical simulation of granular media, and the development of new positron imaging techniques and numerical models for the investigation of both particulate and multiphase flows. Kit works closely with industrial partners in the pharmaceutical, food and chemical sectors, using these methods and models as tools for the design and optimization of process equipment. His current research carries a particular focus on the use of particulate media to develop novel waste-plastic recycling systems.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Birmingham, UK

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