Experimental and DEM investigation of segregation in a rotating drum with non-spherical particles

The focus of the current investigation is to study the influence of particles' shape
on segregation of bi-disperse mixture of particles in a rotating drum. The effects
of various particle parameters such as shape and size ratio are investigated. The
results show the shape of both coarse and fine particles influence mixing. For the
coarse particles, decreasing trend of extent of radial segregation as follows: sphere >
oblate > prolate > elongated-needle (experimental).