Granular Gases

  • Thorsten Pöschel
  • Stefan Luding

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 564)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Kinetic Theory and Hydrodynamics

    1. Twan P.C. van Noije, Matthieu H. Ernst
      Pages 3-30
    2. Timo Aspelmeier, Martin Huthmann, Annette Zippelius
      Pages 31-58
    3. J. Javier Brey, David Cubero
      Pages 59-78
    4. Nikolai V. Brilliantov, Thorsten Pöschel
      Pages 100-124
    5. Christian Henrique, George Batrouni, Daniel Bideau
      Pages 140-149
  3. Collisions and One-Dimensional Models

    1. Colin Thornton, Zemin Ning, Chuan-yu Wu, Mohammed Nasrullah, Long-yuan Li
      Pages 184-194
    2. Rosa Ramírez, Patricio Cordero
      Pages 195-202
    3. Thorsten Pöschel, Nikolai V. Brilliantov
      Pages 203-212
  4. Vibrated Granular Media

    1. Ricky D. Wildman, Jonathan M. Huntley, Jean-Pierre Hansen
      Pages 215-232
    2. Eric Clément, Laurent Labous
      Pages 233-243
    3. Éric Falcon, Stéphan Fauve, Claude Laroche
      Pages 244-253
    4. Alexander Goldshtein, Alexander Alexeev, Michael Shapiro
      Pages 266-277
  5. Granular Astrophysics

  6. Towards Dense Granular Systems

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 457-457

About this book


"Granular Gases" are diluted many-particle systems in which the mean free path of the particles is much larger than the typical particle size, and where particle collisions occur dissipatively. The dissipation of kinetic energy can lead to effects such as the formation of clusters, anomalous diffusion and characteristic shock waves to name but a few. The book is organized as follows: Part I comprises the rigorous theoretical results for the dilute limit. The detailed properties of binary collisions are described in Part II. Part III contains experimental investigations of granular gases. Large-scale behaviour as found in astrophysical systems is discussed in Part IV. Part V, finally, deals with possible generalizations for dense granular systems.


Dissipation friction gases granular gases granular matter granular media mechanics resonance rotation soft matter vibration

Editors and affiliations

  • Thorsten Pöschel
    • 1
  • Stefan Luding
    • 2
  1. 1.Charité,Institut für BiochemieHumboldt-Universität zu BerlinBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Institut für Computeranwendungen Abt. I PhysikUniversiät StuttgartStuttgartGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-41458-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-44506-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8450
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