May 16-21, 2010
Numerical simulations using DEM for smart particles/bodies having a capability to induce a repulsive force on the particle based on the cognition were simulated. A particle-particle interaction type repulsive force was used to induce self fluidization and it was found that if the repulsive force is sufficiently high, fluidization of particles can be achieved.
Amit Suri and Masayuki Horio, "DEM FLUIDIZATION OF SMART PARTICLES" in "The 13th International Conference on Fluidization - New Paradigm in Fluidization Engineering", Sang Done Kim,Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea; Yong Kang, Chungnam National University, Korea; Jea Keun Lee, Pukyong National University, Korea; Yong Chil Seo, Yonsei University, Korea Eds, ECI Symposium Series, (2010). http://dc.engconfintl.org/fluidization_xiii/116