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Title: Analytical solution for the problem of maximum exit velocity under Coulomb friction in gravity flow discharge chutes
Authors: Šalinić, Slaviša
Issue Date: 2010
Abstract: In this paper, an analytical solution for the problem of finding profiles of gravity flow discharge chutes required to achieve maximum exit velocity under Coulomb friction is obtained by application of variational calculus. Themodel of a particle whichmoves down a rough curve in a uniform gravitational field is used to obtain a solution of the problem for various boundary conditions. The projection sign of the normal reaction force of the rough curve onto the normal to the curve and the restriction requiring that the tangential acceleration be non-negative are introduced as the additional constraints in the form of inequalities. These inequalities are transformed into equalities by introducing new state variables. Although this is fundamentally a constrained variational problem, by further introducing a new functional with an expanded set of unknown functions, it is transformed into an unconstrained problem where broken extremals appear. The obtained equations of the chute profiles contain a certain number of unknown constants which are determined from a corresponding system of nonlinear algebraic equations. The obtained results are compared with the known results from the literature. © 2010 Springer-Verlag.
Type: article
DOI: 10.1007/s00419-010-0432-9
ISSN: 0939-1533
SCOPUS: 2-s2.0-84898036363
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Kraljevo

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