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Mixing and segregation of granular materials. (English) Zbl 0989.76087
Annu. Rev. Fluid Mech. 32, 55-91 (2000).
From the summary: This review organizes a body of knowledge that forms the beginnings of an expandable continuum framework for the description of mixing and segregation of granular materials. We focus primarily on noncohesive particles, possibly differing in size, density, shape, etc. We present segregation mechanisms and models for size and density segregation, and introduce chaotic advection which appears in noncircular tumblers. Chaotic advection interacts in nontrivial ways with segregation in granular materials and leads to unique equilibrium structures that serve as a prototype for systems displaying organization in the midst of disorder.
For the entire collection see [Zbl 0944.00031].

MSC:
76T25 Granular flows
76-02 Research exposition (monographs, survey articles) pertaining to fluid mechanics
74E20 Granularity
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