Automated imaging to track the 3D motion of particles

Govender, I., Powell, M. and Nurick, G. N. (2002) Automated imaging to track the 3D motion of particles. Experimental Mechanics, 42 2: 153-160. doi:10.1177/0014485102042002205

Author Govender, I.
Powell, M.
Nurick, G. N.
Title Automated imaging to track the 3D motion of particles
Journal name Experimental Mechanics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0014-4851
Publication date 2002-06
Year available 2002
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/0014485102042002205
Volume 42
Issue 2
Start page 153
End page 160
Total pages 8
Place of publication Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Publisher Springer
Language eng
Subject 091404 Mineral Processing/Beneficiation
Abstract ABSTRACT--An automated 3D tracking technique for studying the motion of particles deep within the tumbling ball charge of an experimental grinding mill is described. The use of a Biplanar angioscope for the accurate location of objects moving in three dimensions is a novel application of this X-ray equipment. The X-ray beam used to produce the image data was parameterized using an accurately measured control frame. Preliminary experiments were conducted on a Perspex mill with a length and diameter of 140 mm. The digitally acquired X-ray images of the tumbling mill were processed using a fully automated imaging technique. The final 3D coordinates of the tracked particle trajectories are accurate to within 0.40 mm. This indicates that the technique is robust and thus capable of providing accurate verification data for the numerical modeling of the tumbling motion in mills.
Keyword Angiography
Particle Tracking
X-ray filming
rotary mill
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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