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FLOW PATTERNS IN MODEL FLAT BOTTOM GRAIN BINS
Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.orgCitation: Transactions of the ASAE. 34 (2): 0577-0585. (doi: 10.13031/2013.31702) @1991
Authors: R. A. Bucklin, S. A. Thompson, I. J. Ross
ABSTRACT Flow patterns were observed as com and wheat were discharged from four clear plastic flat bottom model bins. Grain was discharged from storage conditions in which the initial grain depths and outlet locations were varied. The type of flow was observed to vary with grain depth and outlet location. For H/S (height to cross-section distance or diameter) ratios less than 1.25, wheat and com always discharged in funnel flow. Wheat discharged in intermediate flow for 1.25