Size separation in vibrated granular matter

  title={Size separation in vibrated granular matter},
  author={Arshad Kudrolli},
  journal={Reports on Progress in Physics},
  • A. Kudrolli
  • Published 2 February 2004
  • Physics
  • Reports on Progress in Physics
We review recent developments in size separation in vibrated granular materials. Motivated by a need in industry to handle granular materials efficiently and a desire to make fundamental advances in non-equilibrium physics, experimental and theoretical investigations have shown size separation to be a complex phenomenon. Large particles in a vibrated granular system normally rise to the top. However, they may also sink to the bottom or show other patterns, depending on subtle variations in… 
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