Particle Movement and Separation Phenomena for a Gravity Separator: I. Development of a Markov Probability Model and Estimation of Model Parameters
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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 Transactions of the ASAE 30 (1987): 1834–1839, doi:10.13031/2013.30646. Posted with permission.