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Chute Flows of Granular Material: Some Computer Simulations

Campbell, C. S. and Brennen, C. E. (1985) Chute Flows of Granular Material: Some Computer Simulations. Journal of Applied Mechanics, 52 (1). pp. 172-178. ISSN 0021-8936. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:CAMjam85

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Abstract

A computer simulation has been developed to describe unidirectional flows of granular materials. Results are presented for a simulation of the two-dimensional flow of disks or cylinders down an inclined plane or chute. Velocity and solid fraction profiles were measured from the simulated systems and compared with theoretical analyses and are compared with the limited experimental results now available. The behavior is shown to be critically dependent on a third field quantity -- the "granular temperature" -- a measure of the kinetic energy contained in the random motions of the particles.


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Additional Information:Contributed by the Applied Mechanics Division for publication in the Journal of Applied Mechanics. Manuscript received by ASME Applied Mechanics Division, April, 1983; final revision, May, 1983. Professor Rolf Sabersky provided encouragement and guidance throughout the conduct of this research. The authors are deeply appreciative of this and of the support provided by the National Science Foundation (Grant CME 79-15132). Additional support was provided by Union Carbide Corporation and Chevron Oil Field Research.
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Deposited By: Christopher Brennen
Deposited On:17 Sep 2004
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