A simple model for granular convection

Troy Shinbrot, Devang Khakhar, J. J. Mc Carthy, Julio M. Ottino

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A stochastic model, validated by numerical simulations, is used to analyze granular convection. The vertical flow field is found to depend on the hyperbolic cosine of the horizontal coordinate and on a mixed linear-exponential function of the vertical coordinate. Separate cellular automata and particle dynamic simulations are included. Results agree with existing experimental studies and give predictions to be tested experimentally.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)829-832
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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