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Vertical Vibration of a Deep Bed of Granular Material in a Container

Wassgren, C. R. and Brennen, C. E. and Hunt, M. L. (1996) Vertical Vibration of a Deep Bed of Granular Material in a Container. Journal of Applied Mechanics, 63 (3). pp. 712-719. ISSN 0021-8936. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:WASjam96

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Abstract

A deep bed of granular material (more than six layers of particles) was subjected to sinusoidal, vertical vibrations. Several phenomena were observed depending on the amplitude of excitation. These included heaping, surface waves, and arching; the transitions from one state to another involved various dynamic instabilites and bifurcations. The paper includes a description of these phenomena and the characteristic properties associated with each in addition to measurements of the transitions from one phenomena to another.


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Additional Information:Contributed by the Applied Mechanics Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers for publication in the ASME Journal of Applied Mechanics. Manuscript received by the Applied Mechanics Division, July 18, 1994; final revision, Oct. 23, 1995. The authors wish to acknowledge the support of the National Science Foundation who supported this work under NSF grant CTS 9300665.
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Deposited By: Christopher Brennen
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