Optimum Chute Profiles in Gravity Flow of Granular Materials: A Discrete Segment Solution Method

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C. Chiarella

N.S.W. Institute of Technology, Sydney, Australia

W. Charlton, A. W. Roberts

Wollongong University College, Wollongong, Australia

J. Eng. Ind 97(1), 10-13 (Feb 01, 1975) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3438521 History: Received May 31, 1973; Online July 15, 2010


Using a single particle model and an assumed resisting force, the problem of finding the required shape of gravity flow discharge chutes to achieve minimum transit time is formulated by breaking up the path into a number of discrete segments. The method and a set of results are compared with an alternative procedure and solution obtained by use of Pontryagin’s minimum principle.

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