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Granular Materials

This volume presents basic notions and fundamental properties of granular materials covering a wide spectrum of granular material mechanics. The granular materials may behave as fluids or solids or both. The grain size may span from microscopic to macroscopic scale. From the wet sand effect, Reynolds inspired in 1885 the notion of granular universe introducing the term "dilatancy." Bak, Tan, and Wisenfeld (1987, 1988) used the sand pile as a representative model of complex systems. In this collection of chapters, granular dynamics, granular flow from dilute to jammed states, dynamics of granular gas in microgravity, particle jetting induced by impulsive loadings, particle migration phenomena in embankment dams, and the grading entropy-based criteria of granular materials and filters are presented.

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Granular MaterialsEdited by Michael Sakellariou

Published: September 6th 2017

DOI: 10.5772/66007

ISBN: 978-953-51-3506-7

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-3505-0

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1. Introductory Chapter: A Short Survey of Landmarks

By Michael G. Sakellariou

214

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2. Dissipative Dynamics of Granular Materials

By Albert S. Kim and Hyeon-Ju Kim

227

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3. Granular Flow: From Dilute to Jammed States

By Hao Shi, Dalila Vescovi, Abhinendra Singh, Sudeshna Roy, Vanessa Magnanimo and Stefan Luding

324

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4. Dynamics of a 2D Vibrated Model Granular Gas in Microgravity

By Yan Grasselli, Georges Bossis, Alain Meunier and Olga Volkova

212

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5. Particle Jetting Induced by the Impulsive Loadings

By Kun Xue, Xiaoliang Shi, Kaiyuan Du and Haoran Cui

226

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6. Particle Migration Phenomena Related to Hydromechanical Effects at Contact between Different Materials in Embankment Dams

By Francesco Federico

292

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7. The Grading Entropy-Based Criteria for Structural Stability of Granular Materials and Filters

By János Lőrincz, Emöke Maria Imre and Vijay Pal Singh

216

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