Cross-Sectional Pattern in Mixing of Granular Material

This simulation is modeled after Spontaneous chaotic granular mixing by Shinbrot, Alexander, and Muzzio. A mixing barrel is filled with sand-sized particles with different colored particles upstream and downstream. The fractal pattern that emerges in the cross-section is observed at each quarter turn of the barrel in the article but can be observed throughout our simulation.

Contributors: Fransisco Mercado