Granular dynamics: clustering and shear flows

René Mikkelsen

Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT

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Granular media, such as sand, flour and boulders, exhibit strongly energy dissipating interactions. Indeed, a marble thrown into a bucket of marbles does not bounce back, and a pile of sand at rest does not exhibit any dynamics. Therefore, to see some interesting dynamics, energy has to be supplied to these systems. In this thesis, three different methods of energy input are explored: shaking, impacting, and shearing.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • University of Twente
  • Lohse, Detlef, Supervisor
Award date23 Feb 2005
Place of PublicationEnschede
Print ISBNs9789036521413
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • IR-50297


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