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Title: Gravity-induced segregation of cohesionless granular mixtures
Author(s): Fried, Eliot; Roy, Bidhan C.
Subject(s): constitutive theory smart materials experimental fluid mechanics granular materials particulate flows phase transitions biological mechanics
Abstract: Working with the context of a theory proposed recently by Fried et al. (2001), we consider a one-dimensional problem involving granular mixture of K > 2 discrete sizes bounded below by an impermeable base, above by an evolving free surface, and subject to gravity. We demonstrate the existence of a solution in which the medium segregates by particle size. For a mixture of small and large particles (K = 2), we use methods of Smoller (1994) to show that the segregated solution is unique. Further, for a mixture of small, medium, and large particles (K = 3), we use LeVeque's (1994) CLAWPACK to construct numerical solutions and find that these compare favorably with analytical predictions.
Issue Date: 2002-07
Publisher: Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (UIUC)
Series/Report: TAM Reports 1005
Genre: Technical ReportBook Chapter
Type: Text
Language: English
ISSN: 0073-5264
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed: is peer reviewed
Date Available in IDEALS: 2007-03-08
Is Version Of: Published as: Eliot Fried and Bidhan C. Roy. Gravity-induced segregation of cohesionless granular mixtures. Lecture Notes in Applied and Computational Mechanics, 11, 393-421 (2003). Copyright 2003 Springer Berlin / Heidelberg.

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