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Dariel gives presentation.

Thomas' notes:

  • Segregation strength plot: would look better with x-axis log; should have segregation strength 0 at AR=1
  • Clarify labels 1=spheres 2=elongated
  • averaging region is very deep; data. like kinetic stress should not be averaged over inhomogeneous regions
  • density fraction: some asymmetry in x
  • Observation: spheres always have higher kinetic stress ratio (s_k^1/s_k) than 0.5, even higher than (rho^1/rho), ratio is increasing with more extreme AR. But: you are averaging over inhomogeneous region in z
  • d_z=1 characteristic axis perpendicular to surface, d_z increases with AZ more extreme
  • Ant notes upcoming paper comparing volume vs shape segregation, and paper with Mueller Christoph
  • A_eff: uses average angle, thus not accurate; better integrate over psd.


Goal of the paper:

  • First show that s_k^1/s_k>phi^1/phi independent of AR
  • Then show R_eff=f(AR), and R_eff=R_sphere=1 are the transition points

Next steps:

  • Plot R_eff=f(AR) for all AR
  • Compare with the Hill Tan theory (see Deepak's paper) by looking at s_k^1/s_k and s_c^1/s_c vs phi^1/phi (using non-averaged values). Use local values, not averages over big regions
  • problem: s_c cannot be computed b/c of nan's. THis is likely b/c SuperQuadricParticle::getInteractionWith does return an interaction if the radii overlap, not if the particles are in contace (Solved)

2020-9-2 Meeting notes Dariel 

  1. problem: s_c cannot be computed b/c of nan's. THis is likely b/c SuperQuadricParticle::getInteractionWith does return an interaction if the radii overlap, not if the particles are in contac (Solved).
    Casually, Jurgen Besten emailed me reporting the same issue yesterday.
    There was a bug in getContactWithSuperQuad; it used to create a contact even when it did not exist.
  2. The spherical particles always have more kinetic energy in relation to the density than non-spherical particles no matter the direction where the segregation occurs. Thus, changes in contact stress gradient depending on the aspect ratio must be the cause of segregation direction flipping. Dariel Hernández Delfin will show that in next meeting.  
  3. Dariel Hernández Delfin should create smoother colormap fields using more time steps in the coarse-graining calculation. The segregation index will be more accurate.   


2020-9-23 Meeting notes Dariel 

  1. Problem: Even after the last fix, there are still nan/inf values in the fstat files. These nan's in the fstat files cause nan's in the stat files. 
    Solution: Dariel Hernández Delfin: Check that the nan values in the fstat files are for contacts with zero force (i.e. they can be ignored). Remove them from the fstat file (e.g. sed -i 's/nan/0/g' *.fstat). Then your stat files should be without nan's
  2. Problem: f^nu-phi^nu vs phi^nu plots are incorrect: f^nu-phi^nu should be 0 at phi^nu equal to 0 and 1, and the plots for spheres and ellipsoids should be point-symmetric (because f^sp+f^el=1, phi^sp+phi^el=1).This must be a bug
    Solution: Dariel Hernández Delfin should find the bug.  
  3. Dariel showed me plots that show a quite clear correlation between segregation strength and contact overstress f_c^nu-phi^nu, not with kinetic-overstress. 
    To show this clearly: Dariel Hernández Delfin plot overstress f^nu-phi^nu as a function of aspect ratio (for both kinetic and contact). You could limit the data to phi^nu values between 0.4 and 0.6 to get reliable data for such a plot.
  4. Problem: The overstress behaviour seems different near the drum wall
    Solution: Dariel Hernández Delfin color the data taken from near the wall differently, so we can distinguish.
  5. Problem: Raul cannot see the notes I think
    Solution: Thomas Weinhart Get Raul to sign up to confluence.

2020-10-7 Meeting notes Dariel 

  1. Plots are now symmetric. Data shows two competing mechanisms, f^c-f^k and f^k-phi. 
  2. We should add Chute data
  3. Suggestion for Mercury by Raul: estimate contact point of superquadrics with spherocylinder
  4. Suggestion by Raul: You can define quite general shapes using spherocylinders with a variable radius.