Liquidlike sloshing dynamics of monodisperse granulate

Journal article
(Original article)

Publication Details

Author(s): Avila Canellas K, Steub L, Pöschel T
Journal: Physical Review E
Publication year: 2017
Volume: 96
Journal issue: 4
ISSN: 2470-0045


Analogies between fluid flows and granular flows are useful because they pave the way for continuum treatments of granular media. However, in practice it is impossible to predict under what experimental conditions the dynamics of fluids and granulates are qualitatively similar. In the case of unsteadily driven systems no such analogy is known. For example, in a partially filled container subject to horizontal oscillations liquids slosh, whereas granular media of complex particles exhibit large-scale convection rolls. We here show that smooth monodisperse steel spheres exhibit liquidlike sloshing dynamics. Our findings highlight the role of particle material and geometry for the dynamics and phase transitions of the system.


FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Avila Canellas, Kerstin
Lehrstuhl für Multiscale Simulation of Particulate Systems
Pöschel, Thorsten Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Multiscale Simulation of Particulate Systems

How to cite

Avila Canellas, K., Steub, L., & Pöschel, T. (2017). Liquidlike sloshing dynamics of monodisperse granulate. Physical Review E, 96(4).

Avila Canellas, Kerstin, Laura Steub, and Thorsten Pöschel. "Liquidlike sloshing dynamics of monodisperse granulate." Physical Review E 96.4 (2017).


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