Physics of Dry Granular Media

  • H. J. Herrmann
  • J.-P. Hovi
  • S. Luding

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSE, volume 350)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxi
  2. Static Packings

    1. J. P. Bouchaud, P. Claudin, M. E. Cates, J. P. Wittmer
      Pages 97-122
    2. F. Cantelaube, A. K. Didwania, J. D. Goddard
      Pages 123-128
    3. P. Claudin, J.-P. Bouchaud
      Pages 129-136
    4. O. Tsoungui, D. Vallet, J.-C. Charmet
      Pages 149-154
    5. Ove Ditlevsen, K. Nikolaj Berntsen
      Pages 155-162
  3. Deformation of the Packing

    1. B. Painter, S. Tennakoon, R. P. Behringer
      Pages 217-228
    2. Stéphane Roux, Farhang Radjai
      Pages 229-236
    3. C. T. Veje, D. W. Howell, R. P. Behringer, S. Schöllmann, S. Luding, H. J. Herrmann
      Pages 237-242
    4. Alain Louge
      Pages 243-248
    5. L. Vanel, E. Clément, J. Lanuza, J. Duran
      Pages 249-254
  4. Particle-Particle Interactions

    1. Stéphane Roux
      Pages 267-284
    2. Farhang Radjai
      Pages 305-312
    3. L. Brendel, S. Dippel
      Pages 313-318
  5. Shape of the Granular Heap

    1. H. J. Herrmann
      Pages 319-338
    2. Stéphane Douady, Adrian Daerr
      Pages 339-346
    3. Hiraku Nishimori, Masato Yamasaki
      Pages 347-352
  6. Theory of Rapid Flows

    1. J. T. Jenkins
      Pages 353-370
    2. Isaac Goldhirsch
      Pages 371-400
    3. Frank Spahn, Olaf Petzschmann, Kai-Uwe Thiessenhusen, Jürgen Schmidt
      Pages 401-406
    4. T. Aspelmeier, F. Gerl, A. Zippelius
      Pages 407-412
    5. Matthias Müller, Hans J. Herrmann
      Pages 413-420
  7. Avalanches and Inclined Chutes

    1. J. Rajchenbach
      Pages 421-440
    2. Dietrich E. Wolf
      Pages 441-464
    3. J. P. Bouchaud, M. E. Cates
      Pages 465-474
    4. Kim Christensen
      Pages 475-480
    5. D. Bideau, C. Henrique, I. Ippolito, L. Samson, G. Batrouni, A. Aguirre et al.
      Pages 481-498
  8. Flow in Pipes and Hoppers

    1. K. J. Måløy, T. Le Pennec, E. G. Flekkøy, D. Bideau, M. Ammi, J. C. Messager et al.
      Pages 509-532
    2. Akio Nakahara
      Pages 533-538
    3. Stefan Schwarzer
      Pages 539-546
  9. Vibration

    1. E. Clément
      Pages 585-600
    2. S. G. K. Tennakoon, E. Van Doorn, R. P. Behringer
      Pages 601-612
    3. M. D. Shattuck, C. Bizon, Paul B. Umbanhowar, J. B. Swift, Harry L. Swinney
      Pages 613-618
    4. L. Labous, É. Clément
      Pages 619-624
    5. Thorsten Pöschel, Thomas Schwager
      Pages 625-632
    6. Antonio Coniglio, Mario Nicodemi, Hans J. Herrmann, Emanuele Caglioti, Vittorio Loreto
      Pages 633-638
    7. A. Schinner, M. Scherer, I. Rehberg, K. Kassner
      Pages 639-644
  10. Segregation

About this book


Dry granular materials, such as sand, sugar and powders, can be poured into a container like a liquid and can also form a pile, resisting gravity like a solid, which is why they can be regarded as a fourth state of matter, neither solid nor liquid.
This book focuses on defining the physics of dry granular media in a systematic way, providing a collection of articles written by recognised experts. The physics of this field is new and full of challenges, but many questions (such as kinetic theories, plasticity, continuum and discrete modelling) also require the strong participation of mechanical and chemical engineers, soil mechanists, geologists and astrophysicists. The book gathers into a single volume the relevant concepts from all these disciplines, enabling the reader to gain a rapid understanding of the foundations, as well as the open questions, of the physics of granular materials. The contributors have been chosen particularly for their ability to explain new concepts, making the book attractive to students or researchers contemplating a foray into the field. The breadth of the treatment, on the other hand, makes the book a useful reference for scientists who are already experienced in the subject.


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Editors and affiliations

  • H. J. Herrmann
    • 1
  • J.-P. Hovi
    • 1
  • S. Luding
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Computer Applications 1University of StuttgartStuttgartGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5039-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-2653-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0168-132X
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