Journal or Book Title
Mathematical and Computer Modelling
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.
Balascio, Carmine C.; Misra, Manjit K.; and Johnson, Howard P., "Stochastic modeling of granular flow in seed sorting" (1988). Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Publications. 645.