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Vertical oscillation of a bed of granular material

Brennen, C. E. and Ghosh, S. and Wassgren, C. (1993) Vertical oscillation of a bed of granular material. In: Powders & grains 93 : proceedings of the Second International Conference on Micromechanics of Granular Media, Birmingham, UK, 12-16 July 1993. A.A. Balkema , Rotterdam, Netherlands, pp. 247-252. ISBN 905410323X.

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A bed of granular material which is subjected to vertical vibration will exhibit at least one sudden expansion at a critical acceleration amplitude. This sudden expansion corresponds to a bifurcation similar to that exhibited by a single ball bouncing on a vibrating plate. Theoretical analysis based on this model yields results which are in accord with the experimental observations. Other bifurcations may occur at higher vibration levels.

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Additional Information:The authors would like to thank Professor Rolf Sabersky for his always helpful encouragement and advice. The work described herein was partly carried out during the summer of 1984 while one of the authors (S. Ghosh) was supported by a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) at the California Institute of Technology.
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Deposited By: Christopher Brennen
Deposited On:30 Aug 2004
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