The Physics of Granular Media

The Physics of Granular Media

Editor(s): Haye Hinrichsen, Dietrich E. Wolf

Published Online: 6 JUN 2005

Print ISBN: 9783527403738

Online ISBN: 9783527603626

DOI: 10.1002/352760362X

About this Book

Despite extensive empirical experience, there is both a scientific challenge and a technological need to develop an understanding of the mechanisms underlying the flow of grains. This new reference provides quick access to the current level of knowledge, containing review articles covering recent developments in the field of granular media from the viewpoints of applied, experimental, and theoretical physics.
In short, a must-have for advanced researchers and specialists as well as a useful starting point for anyone entering this field.

The authors represent different directions of research in the field, with their contributions covering:

- Static properties
- Granular gases
- Dense granular flow
- Hydrodynamic interactions
- Charged and magnetic granular matter
- Computational aspects



Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Static Properties

  2. Part II: Granular Gas

    1. Chapter 5

      Cluster Formation in Compartmentalized Granular Gases (pages 117–139)

      Ko van der Weele, René Mikkelsen, Devaraj van der Meer and Detlef Lohse

  3. Part III: Dense Granular Flow

  4. Part IV: Hydrodynamic Interactions

  5. Part V: Charged and Magnetic Granular Matter

  6. Part VI: Computational Aspects

    1. Chapter 14

      Contact Dynamics for Beginners (pages 325–343)

      Lothar Brendel, Tamas Unger and Dietrich E. Wolf

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