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Spatial filtering velocimetry for surface velocity measurement of granular flow

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Vladimir Zivkovic



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In this study, we develop the spatial filtering velocimetry (SFV) technique to measure the velocity distribution of small spherical and irregular particle flows using a linear CCD camera. In addition, energy barycentre correction algorithm is used to enhance the measurement accuracy. A constantly running conveyor belt is used to test the accuracy of this SFV system. Furthermore, the velocity distributions of the spherical and irregular particle flows in a rotating drum are measured to demonstrate the usability of this method in a granular system. We further discuss the effect of the key system parameters on the results of the measurement, and the optimal thresholds of the parameters are given in this paper.

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Author(s): Gong JM, Yang H, Lin SH, Li R, Zivkovic V

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Powder Technology

Year: 2018

Volume: 324

Pages: 76-84

Print publication date: 15/01/2018

Online publication date: 22/10/2017

Acceptance date: 19/10/2017

Date deposited: 15/12/2017

ISSN (print): 0032-5910

ISSN (electronic): 1873-328X

Publisher: Elsevier


DOI: 10.1016/j.powtec.2017.10.041


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