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Granular dynamics and gravity

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The role of gravity on the dynamics of granular particles is examined via their velocity distributions. Acceleration due to gravity, particle number and the coefficient of restitution have all been varied. Various quantitative relationships governing the relationship between parameters involved in the vertical and horizontal velocity component distributions are derived and applied to the data, and for the horizontal velocity components' distribution in particular remarkably good agreement is obtained.

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01 Jul 2020
02 Sep 2020
First published
03 Sep 2020

Soft Matter, 2020,16, 9253-9261
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Granular dynamics and gravity

R. Sánchez, Soft Matter, 2020, 16, 9253
DOI: 10.1039/D0SM01203C

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