Tapped granular column dynamics: simulations, experiments and modeling

A.D. Rosato, L. Zuo, D. Blackmore, H. Wu, D.J. Horntrop, D.J. Parker, Kit Windows-Yule

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This paper communicates the results of a synergistic investigation that initiates our long term research goal of developing a continuum model capable of predicting a variety of granular flows. We consider an ostensibly simple system consisting of a column of inelastic spheres subjected to discrete taps in the form of half sine wave pulses of amplitude a/d and frequency f. A three-pronged approach is used, consisting of discrete element simulations based on linear loading-unloading contacts, experimental validation, and preliminary comparisons with our continuum model in the form of an integro-partial differential equation. Tapped Granular Column Dynamics: Simulations, Experiments and Modeling. Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/274391492_Tapped_Granular_Column_Dynamics_Simulations_Experiments_and_Modeling [accessed Feb 1, 2016].
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)333-348
JournalComputational particle mechanics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2015



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  • IR-99162

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Rosato, A. D., Zuo, L., Blackmore, D., Wu, H., Horntrop, D. J., Parker, D. J., & Windows-Yule, K. (2015). Tapped granular column dynamics: simulations, experiments and modeling. Computational particle mechanics, 3(3), 333-348. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40571-015-0075-2