Sands, Powders, and Grains : An Introduction to the Physics of Granular Materials

This is an introduction to the physical principles underlying the behavior of materials consisting of grains. These can be found in an enormous variety of places, ranging from the powders used to make vitamin pills to the rings of Saturn, from beaches to grain elevators, and from pottery clay to int...

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Main Author: Duran, Jacques
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: New York, NY Springer New York 2000, 2000
Edition:1st ed. 2000
Series:Partially Ordered Systems
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • 1. Introduction
  • 1.1 Some Orders of Magnitude Defining the Problem
  • 1.2 Economic Implications and Industrial Problems
  • 1.3 Granular Materials and Geophysics
  • 1.4 A Brief Historical Review
  • 1.5 Prerequisites and Selected Bibliography
  • 2. Interactions in Granular Media
  • 2.1 A Single Particle and Its Environment
  • 2.2 Interactions between Two Particles
  • 2.3 A Single Particle on Top of a Granular Medium
  • 2.4 Interactions Between Several Particles
  • 3. Fluidization, Decompaction, and Fragmentation
  • 3.1 The Static Properties of a Granular Pile
  • 3.2 Dynamic Properties of a Granular Pile
  • 4. Granular Media in a State of Flow
  • 4.1 A Sand Pile in Equilibrium: The Angle of Repose
  • 4.2 Avalanche Models
  • 5. Mixing and Segregation
  • 5.1 Introduction
  • 5.2 Segregation by Vibration
  • 5.3 Segregation by Shearing
  • 5.4 Segregation in Oyama’s Three-Dimensional Drum
  • 6. Numerical Simulations
  • 6.1 Introduction
  • 6.2 Simulations of Collisions
  • 6.3 Molecular Dynamics (MD) Simulations
  • 6.4 Simulation of the Dynamics of Contacts
  • 6.5 Monte Carlo (MC) Simulations
  • 6.6 Sequential Model of a Pile