Experimental and numerical study of wall-induced granular convection

C. Zeilstra, J.G. Collignon, Martin Anton van der Hoef, N.G. Deen, J.A.M. Kuipers

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    Abstract

    In this paper, wall-driven convective motion in granular systems under vibration is investigated. A pseudo-2D experimental set-up was constructed in which the convection was generated via a controlled roughness at the side walls. The optical measurement technique particle image velocimetry was used to obtain whole field particle velocity information. This allows for direct ‘one-to-one’ comparison with results obtained from numerical simulations. It was found that the model was capable of reproducing trends that were observed in our own experiments and those reported in literature. However, the convection strength was usually over-predicted in the simulations.
    Original languageUndefined
    Pages (from-to)166-176
    JournalPowder technology
    Volume184
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2008

    Keywords

    • IR-59740

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