Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Granular Flow Research

Kun Xue

Beijing Institute of Technology


Granular rheology Kinetic theory High-speed photography Particle image velocimetry Continuum methods Discrete particle models and extensions Granular segregation Interface instability Multiphase flow regimes Preferential migration Transport of particles Particle jetting

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Flows involving solid particles are ubiquitous in nature and industry alike. Such flows are found in pharmaceutical production, chemical industry, food and agricultural industries, energy production and in the environment. However, many unsolved problems remain. In order to be able to solve problems, granular flows need to be understood so their behavior can be controlled and predicted. Granular flows occur in a variety of multiphase systems involving diverse solid concentrations, and the flow regime ranges from static flows, to dense granular flows, to rapid granular flows. Therefore, it is a formidable challenge to derive a universal rheological model for diverse granular flows. Besides, granular flows vary dramatically considering particle shape, size, morphology, elasticity, gradation, etc. Distinctive patterns emerge thanks to particle segregation, clustering and localized flows, which are particularly pertinent to various engineering applications. In the recent decades advanced experimental techniques and novel numerical methods dedicated both to fundamental understanding of granular flows and realistic scale engineering systems have arisen. This book intends to provide the readers with a comprehensive overview of the state-of-in-art in theoretical, experimental and numerical approaches to granular flows. The unique feature of this book is a strong effort to extend concepts and models normally verified against simple flows to complex realistic granular flows, which often involves strong coupling between particles and surrounding fluids.

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About the editor

Kun Xue

Beijing Institute of Technology

Dr. Kun Xue received her PhD degree from Tsinghua University in 2009 and joined Beijing Institute of Technology the same year as associate professor. Her current research focuses on multiphase flows laden with particles, especially the interface instability of particulate systems and particle laden shock/blast waves by combining laboratory experiments, theoretical approaches and numerical simulations. She also works on hazard assessment and shock protection related with particulate fire and explosion.

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