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Granular dynamics and gravity

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Abstract

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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Submitted
01 Jul 2020
Accepted
02 Sep 2020
First published
03 Sep 2020

Soft Matter, 2020, Advance Article
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Granular dynamics and gravity

R. Sánchez, Soft Matter, 2020, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/D0SM01203C

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