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Shear Flows of Rapidly Flowing Granular Materials

Patton, J. S. and Brennen, C. E. and Sabersky, R. H. (1987) Shear Flows of Rapidly Flowing Granular Materials. Journal of Applied Mechanics, 54 (4). pp. 801-805. ISSN 0021-8936.

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Shear flows of granular materials are studied in an open channel. The wall shear is calculated from an open channel momentum equation which includes the density variations in the flow. An experimental technique was developed that allowed the measurement of the average density of the flow at different longitudinal locations in the channel. Two sizes of glass beads are examined and results show the variations in the wall shear as a function of various dimensionless parameters.

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Additional Information:Contributed by the Applied Mechanics Division for presentation at the Winter Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, December 13-18, 1987, of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Manuscript received by the ASME Applied Mechanics Division, April 17, 1986; final revision May 7, 1987. Paper No. 87-WA/APM-27. The authors would like to thank the Union Carbide Corporation and the National Science Foundation Grant # CME 7915132 for their interest and support in this study. The authors would also like to thank Susan Rosik and Gerald Zeininger for their help in the collecting of the data. A special thanks is in order for Professor Charles S. Campbell for his encouragement and numerous conversations concerning the procedures and results that are presented.
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Deposited By: Christopher Brennen
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