Stochastic modeling of granular flow in seed sorting
The complexity of gravity separator mechanics precludes the use of a deterministic model for particle movement on a gravity separator. Particle movement is examined as a stochastic process; a distance-transition Markov probability model for particle movement is proposed. A linear programming method for estimation of the Markov model parameters is explained.
This article is from Mathematical and Computer Modelling 11 (1988): 523–527, doi:10.1016/0895-7177(88)90548-1. Posted with permission.