Journal or Book Title
Transactions of the ASAE
Research Focus Area(s)
Biological and Process Engineering and Technology
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.
American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
Balascio, Carmine C.; Misra, Manjit K.; and Johnson, Howard P., "Particle Movement and Separation Phenomena for a Gravity Separator: I. Development of a Markov Probability Model and Estimation of Model Parameters" (1987). Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Publications. 545.