Scaling of wet granular flows in a rotating drum

Ahmed Jarray*, Vanessa Magnanimo, Marco Ramaioli, Stefan Luding

*Corresponding author for this work

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

    29 Citations (Scopus)
    177 Downloads (Pure)


    In this work, we investigate the effect of capillary forces and particle size on wet granular flows and we propose a scaling methodology that ensures the conservation of the bed flow. We validate the scaling law experimentally by using different size glass beads with tunable capillary forces. The latter is obtained using mixtures of ethanol-water as interstitial liquid and by increasing the hydrophobicity of glass beads with an ad-hoc silanization procedure. The scaling methodology in the flow regimes considered (slipping, slumping and rolling) yields similar bed flow for different particle sizes including the angle of repose that normally increases when decreasing the particle size.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number03078
    JournalEPJ Web of Conferences
    Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2017
    Event8th International Conference on Micromechanics on Granular Media, Powders & Grains 2017 - Montpellier, France
    Duration: 3 Jul 20177 Jul 2017
    Conference number: 8


    Dive into the research topics of 'Scaling of wet granular flows in a rotating drum'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this